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John Schuyler Crosby
Birth: Sep. 19, 1839
Albany
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1914
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

Montana Territorial Governor, Civil War Union Army Officer. He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln, on August 5, 1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st United States Regular Artillery, but was advanced to 1st Lieutenant by the end of the month (August 28, 1861). Promoted to Captain of Volunteers and aide-de-camp on June 3, 1863, he served as Assistant Adjutant General on the staffs of General Lewis G. Arnold, General Thomas W. Sherman, General Nathaniel Banks, and General Edward R.S. Canby. He carried important dispatches, through enemy country, to Admiral David G. Farragut, for which he received the personal thanks of President Lincoln. Brevetted Lieutenant Colonel, US Volunteers on March, 1865, he was mustered out of the Volunteer service on August 1, 1866. In his post war service he served as Assistant Adjutant General during the Plains Indian campaigns on the staff of General Philip Sheridan. He accompanied General Sheridan on special service until March 2, 1868, and was in the field on Indian expedition, with General Sheridan and Colonel George Custer until March, 1869. Honorably discharged on December 31, 1870, he entered civil service, and, by an act of Congress he was awarded a gold medal for saving many lives aboard the yacht "Mohawk" in 1876. That year he was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant as American Consul in Florence, Italy until 1882. On June 29, 1881, he received the Order of the Crown of Italy, for aiding in the arrest and prosecution of a large band of forgers of public securities. In 1882 President Chester A. Arthur appointed him Governor of the Montana Territory, an office he served in until he resigned on November 11, 1884. During the last four months of the Arthur administration he served as the first Assistant Postmaster General of the United States. He then served as New York City school commissioner from 1889 to 1892 before retiring from public life. (bio by: Seward R. Osborne) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Harriet Van Rensselaer Crosby (1838 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  Stephen Van Rensselaer Crosby (1868 - 1959)*
  Angelica Schuyler Crosby Henderson (1872 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Albany Rural Cemetery
Menands
Albany County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 14, Lot 1
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Seward R. Osborne
Record added: Sep 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11663805
John Schuyler Crosby
Added by: Seward R. Osborne
 
John Schuyler Crosby
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John Schuyler Crosby
Added by: Seward R. Osborne
 
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