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Leonard Fulton Ross
Birth: Jul. 18, 1823
Lewistown
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1901
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in in Fulton County, Illinois, he was admitted to the bar in 1845 and served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 4th Illinois Volunteers during the Mexican War. With the start of the Civil War, he help rasie the 17th Illinois Regiment and was appointed Colonel in May, 1861. He served in actions through Missouri, Kentucky and was in command of Fort Girardeau, Maine. Promoted Brigadier General in April 1862, he led a brigade in the capture of Fort Donelson, Tennessee. For the rest of the war, he was the division commander at Bolivar, Tennessee. After the war, he was appointed by President Johnson collector of internal revenue for the 9th district of Illinois in 1867. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ossian M. Ross (1790 - 1837)
  Mary Winans Ross (1793 - 1875)
 
 Spouses:
  Catharine Mary Simms Ross (1830 - 1862)*
  Mary Elizabeth Warren Ross (1838 - 1896)*
 
 Children:
  Leonard W Ross (1847 - 1864)*
  Mary Ross (1852 - 1856)*
  Ralph Lee Ross (1853 - 1856)*
  Emma B Ross (1859 - 1875)*
  Cora Ross Clarke (1865 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lewis Winans Ross (1812 - 1895)*
  Harriett Ross Steele (1816 - 1890)*
  Lucinda Caroline Ross Kellogg (1821 - 1900)*
  Leonard Fulton Ross (1823 - 1901)
  Pike Clinton Ross (1825 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Lewistown
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2001
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Leonard Fulton Ross
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jan. 17, 2017

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Jan. 17, 2015

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 13, 2014
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