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 Henry Van Ness Boynton

Henry Van Ness Boynton

Birth
West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 3 Jun 1905 (aged 69)
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Site 1096
Memorial ID 12852 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Civil War in the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, rising to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the regiment. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee on November 25, 1863. His citation reads "Led his regiment in the face of a severe fire of the enemy; was severely wounded". His Medal was issued on November 15, 1893. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "good conduct at the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge". After the War he became a well-known journalist, served as Chairman of the Chattanooga and Chickamauga National Military Park Commission, and as a Brigadier General of Volunteers during the Spanish-American War.

Bio by: Russ Dodge



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 12852
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Van Ness Boynton (22 Jul 1835–3 Jun 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12852, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .