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 James Canning Lynch

James Canning Lynch

Birth
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 12 Apr 1901 (aged 61)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section N, Lot 145
Memorial ID 19500 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He first served in the Civil War as a Captain in the 106th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, then was detailed to be the Acting Inspector General on the staff of Brigadier General Alexander Hays. When that officer was killed in action at the Battle of the Wilderness, he joined the staff of Major General John Gibbon in the same capacity. Finally, he was promoted to Colonel and commander of the 183rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant conduct at the Battle of Deep Bottom, Va., and for faithful and meritorious services during the war". His grave is to the right of his wife, Matilda B. Lynch. It once had a marker like his wife's, but it has since disappeared, and it is now unmarked.

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  • Added: 15 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19500
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Canning Lynch (16 Jan 1840–12 Apr 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19500, citing Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .