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William Jordan Bolton

  • Birth 22 Oct 1833 Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 2 Aug 1906 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Central Lawn, Lot 159
  • Memorial ID 11354637

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A real estate agent and machinist before the Civil War, he joined the 4th Pennsylvania Infantry upon the outbreak of hostilities. When John Frederick Hartranft formed the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry, Bolton was named a Colonel in that unit. He served with the 51st throughout the war and was wounded twice, at Antietam and at Petersburg. On March 13, 1865, he was promoted to Brevet Brigadier General for gallant and meritorious services during the war. After the war he became a businessman and U. S. Customs Inspector. He was the author of a journal of his experiences with the 51st Pennsylvania throughout the Civil War.

Bio by: Thomas Fisher

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  • Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
  • Added: 14 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11354637
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Jordan Bolton (22 Oct 1833–2 Aug 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11354637, citing Riverside Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .