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 Joseph Sumner Gage

Joseph Sumner Gage

Birth
South Paris, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Death 10 Mar 1906 (aged 69)
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Plot G.A.R. Tier 6, Lot 9
Memorial ID 10023725 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He entered the Union Volunteer Service as a Captain on July 1, 1861 and joined the 29th Missouri Infantry as a Major on June 11, 1863. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel on August 1, 1863, he served as the Inspector General for the 1st Division of the XV Army Corps from August 26, 1863 until March, 1864. He was promoted to Colonel, as Acting Regimental Commander on March 10, 1864 and was wounded in action at Big Shanty, Georgia on June 15, 1864. Recovering, he became the permanent Commander on July 11, 1864 and remained in command of the 29th until the regiment mustered out on June 12, 1865. He was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on June 15, 1865. After the war he remained in the south and was admitted to the Bench and Bar of Labette County, Kansas in April, 1870. He stayed there a short time and did no legal business until he relocated to San Jose, California where practiced law until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 1 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10023725
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Sumner Gage (23 Jul 1836–10 Mar 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10023725, citing Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .