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 William Painter

William Painter

Birth
West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 May 1884 (aged 45)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section T, Lot 125
Memorial ID 21882 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He had a varied military career as a staff and supply officer in the Union Army. Entering the War as a Private in the Captain Steele's Independent Company, Illinois Infantry, Sturgis Rifles, he was later as appointed a Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of the staff of Brigadier General Edward O.C. Ord. Promoted to Major, and made an aide-de-camp on the staff of Brigadier General James B. Ricketts, his talents as an administrator brought him a further promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in the Quartermaster's Department, and became the Chief Quartermaster for the Army of the Potomac's I Corps. During the Battle of Gettysburg, he was on the staff of Major General John F. Reynolds, and was with him when General Reynolds was killed on the First Day of the engagement. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services". The small marker on his grave gives no mention to his military service.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 24 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21882
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Painter (25 Dec 1838–3 May 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21882, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .