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Charles Devens, Jr
Birth: Apr. 4, 1820
Charlestown
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1891
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General, Politician. He was a member of the Massachusetts State Senate in 1848, US Marshall of Massachusetts, 1849 to 1853 and served on the US Department of Jusice in 1860. When the Civil War erupted, he was apponited Colonel of the 15th Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in action at the Battle of Ball Bluff. He was promoted Brigadier General in April 1862 and commanded the 1st Brigade of the IV Corps in the Maryland Campaign. Assigned commander of the 1st Division, XI Corps in 1863, he fought at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Cold Harbor and in the Overland Campaign. During the Siege of Petersburg, he commanded the 3rd Division, XXIV Corps and his troops were the first to occupy Richmond, Virginia in April 1865. For distinguished service, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers and served as commander of the military district of Charleston, South Carolina until 1866. After the war, he was judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Judical Court and was US Attorney General in the Cabinet of President Rutherford Hayes, 1877 to 1881. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Devens (1791 - 1876)
  Mary Lithgow Devens (1798 - 1848)
 
 Sibling:
  Charles Devens (1820 - 1891)
  Mary Devens (1823 - 1848)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Tulip Path, Lot 1594
 
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Record added: Oct 24, 2001
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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
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