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 Robert Kingston Scott

Robert Kingston Scott

Birth
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Aug 1900 (aged 74)
Henry County, Ohio, USA
Burial Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section B-2, Row 11
Memorial ID 11156 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General, South Carolina Governor. An officer who marred his wholly creditable war record with a corrupt after-war career, he commanded a company of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Mexican War. After the Civil War broke out, he was commissioned Major of the 68th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in November 1861, and eventually rose to Colonel and commander of the regiment. He led his unit in the Vicksburg Campaign, and fought with it at the Battles of Port Gibson, Raymond, Champions Hill and in the capitulation of the city, while part of the XVII Corps. He assumed command of his brigade during the Atlanta Campaign, and fought in Sherman’s March to the Sea. He was promoted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on April 21, 1865, and was brevetted Major General, US Volunteers the following December. After the war he headed the South Carolina’s Freedman’s Bureau, while retaining his military rank, and was elected as the carpetbagging Governor of South Carolina in 1868. While not the instigator of corruption that was widespread in South Carolina during his time in office, General Scott embraced it and took an active part in the graft. He served until 1877.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 25 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11156
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Kingston Scott (8 Jul 1826–12 Aug 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11156, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .