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COL James Francis Xavier Huston

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COL James Francis Xavier Huston

  • Birth 7 Jan 1818 Ireland
  • Death 2 Jul 1863 Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section 4, Range 23, Plot O
  • Memorial ID 10920901

Civil War Union Army Officer. He entered the Union Army as a captain in Company E, 82nd New York Volunteer Infantry on May 21, 1861. A little over a year later he was advanced to Lieutenant Colonel (May 26, 1862), and assumed commaned of the regiment after the May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville when Colonel Henry W. Hudson was dissmissed from the Army. He led his men in the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where on the second day of the engagement (July 2) he was shot in the head and killed while his men were defending Cemetery Ridge from the attacking troops under General James Longstreet. He had been commissioned Colonel, but died before ever being mustered in at that rank.

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 6 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10920901
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL James Francis Xavier Huston (7 Jan 1818–2 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10920901, citing Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .