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 William Henry Kinsman

William Henry Kinsman

Birth
Cornwallis, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 16 May 1863 (aged 30)
Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 12604 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. Born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada, he came to Iowa in 1854 and worked as a lawyer in Council Bluffs until the Civil War broke out in April 1861. Enlisting in the Union Army, he was appointed as Major of the 23rd Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and by 1862 had been promoted to Colonel and commander of the regiment. He was killed in action near Vicksburg, Mississippi during the Vicksburg Campaign while leading his regiment in an assault on Confederate positions along the Black River. Originally interred on the battlefield, he was re-interred in his hometown of Council Bluffs, and a fitting monument was erected over his grave.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12604
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Kinsman (11 Jul 1832–16 May 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12604, citing Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .