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Capt James G. S. Snelling

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Capt James G. S. Snelling

Birth
Minnesota, USA
Death 25 Aug 1855 (aged 32)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot 4646=interment id springgrove.org Garden LN Section 81, Lot 5, Grave 4
Memorial ID 19295813 View Source
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United States Military Veteran. He was born in Minnesota at Fort Saint Anthony (later renamed Camp Snelling in 1824) and was the son of Colonel Josiah and Abby Snelling. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1845, 24th in his class. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army and served in the Mexican American War. He received two promotions on August 20, 1847, to Brevet 1st Lieutenant and to Brevet Captain, for gallant and meritorious conduct at the Battles of Contreras, Churubusco, and Molino del Rey. He became a Captain (of regular rank) on March 3, 1855 and served with the 10th U.S. Infantry. He later took residence in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he died in 1855 when he was 32 years old. His father is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington D.C.


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  • Created by: K Guy
  • Added: 8 May 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19295813
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19295813/james-g_s-snelling : accessed ), memorial page for Capt James G. S. Snelling (6 Oct 1822–25 Aug 1855), Find a Grave Memorial ID 19295813, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by K Guy (contributor 46886706) .