Lewis Baldwin Parsons

Lewis Baldwin Parsons

Perry, Wyoming County, New York, USA
Death 16 Mar 1907 (aged 88)
Flora Township, Boone County, Illinois, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 40, Lot 667
Memorial ID 18441 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. He taught school in Mississippi and returned to Harvard to study law. He began his practice in Alton, Illinois but moved to St. Louis in 1854 and soon after became chief executive officer of the Ohio 7 Mississippi Railroad. He served as aide to Frank Blair during the capture of Camp Jackson and was made an assistant quartermaster of volunteers with the rank of captain. Parsons held responsibility for all military river and rail transport from Pittsburgh west to Montana and south to New Orleans. In 1865 he was commissioned Brigadier General and was brevetted Major General, US Volunteers on the day he mustered out: April 30, 1866. For the next 20 years he was a director of several railroads & corporations and was president of a St. Louis bank.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis Baldwin Parsons (5 Apr 1818–16 Mar 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18441, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .