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 Oliver Hopkinson

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Oliver Hopkinson Famous memorial

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
10 Mar 1905 (aged 92)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Section 9, Lot 125
Memorial ID
11545158 View Source

Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil War as Lieutentant Colonel of the 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry, being commissioned on October 15, 1861. At the September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam he was wounded in the knee, and he resigned his commission on December 14, 1862. On July 10, 1863 he was commissioned as Colonel and commander of the 51st Pennsylvania Militia, which was raised to counter the Confederate Invasion of Pennsylvania in June 1863. he was mustered in on July 10, 1863, and was mustered out on September 2, 1863. He resided in Philadelphia, but still retained the old Hopkinson mansion at Bordentown, New Jersey, where with his family usually spent the summer months. He was the son of Congressman Joseph Hopkinson, and the grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Francis Hopkinson.

Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil War as Lieutentant Colonel of the 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry, being commissioned on October 15, 1861. At the September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam he was wounded in the knee, and he resigned his commission on December 14, 1862. On July 10, 1863 he was commissioned as Colonel and commander of the 51st Pennsylvania Militia, which was raised to counter the Confederate Invasion of Pennsylvania in June 1863. he was mustered in on July 10, 1863, and was mustered out on September 2, 1863. He resided in Philadelphia, but still retained the old Hopkinson mansion at Bordentown, New Jersey, where with his family usually spent the summer months. He was the son of Congressman Joseph Hopkinson, and the grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Francis Hopkinson.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Gregory Speciale
  • Added: 16 Aug 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 11545158
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11545158/oliver-hopkinson: accessed ), memorial page for Oliver Hopkinson (24 Jul 1812–10 Mar 1905), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11545158, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .