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Alexander G. Garrett

Illinois, USA
Death 7 Jan 1913 (aged 64)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 131652833 · View Source
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Alexander served as a musician in Company B. 29th U.S. Colored Infantry in the Civil War.

He enlisted on Dec 31, 1863 for 3 years and was mustered in at Chicago, IL. He stated he was born in Jamaica, West Indies and was described as 16 years old, 5' 6" tall, with dark complexion black eyes and black hair, and a laborer by trade. He was a drummer/musician and also served as a hospital steward during July and Aug 1864. He was mustered out after the end of the war at Brownsville, TX on Nov 6, 1865.

The 29th was Illinois's only African American Regiment in the Civil War.

Alexander's name appears on Plaque B-45 on the National African American Civil War Soldiers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

On June 1, 1892 Alexander received an Army Invalid Pension for his service in the Civil War. At that time he was residing at 133 W. 27th St., Chicago, IL.

On Feb 15, 1896 he married Victoria Queen, he was 48 and she 46 in Chicago, IL.

In the 1900 census of Chicago Alexander and Victoria are shown residing at 3010 La Salle St. He stated he was born in Illinois, his father was born in Australia and his mother in the West Indies. Victoria stated she was born in Mexico and both her parents were born in Africa.

Alexander died on Jan 7, 1913 in Chicago and it is recorded that he was a 59 year old Elevator Operator who resided at 133 W. 27th St., Chicago, and was buried at Lincoln Cemetery on Jan 9, 1913.




  • Created by: M. Barksdale
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131652833
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander G. Garrett (Feb 1848–7 Jan 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131652833, citing Lincoln Cemetery, Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by M. Barksdale (contributor 48207056) .