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Joseph Horace Eaton

  • Birth 12 Oct 1815 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 20 Jan 1896 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot Section 15, Lot 279, Space 1
  • Memorial ID 23471468

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. An 1835 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, during the Mexican War he was an aide to General Zachary Taylor and was twice promoted and cited for gallantry, first at the Battle of Monterey and then at the Battle of Buena Vista. Following the Mexican War, he was stationed on the frontier where he painted a series of landscapes in New Mexico in the 1850's. Eaton's paintings are highly sought after by art collectors and museums today and even Eaton's autograph is sold at auction. Among his most important watercolors are Don Fernandez de Taos and Canocito Bonito. During the Civil War he was stationed in Washington D.C. where he was assistant United States Army Paymaster. He was promoted to Brevet Brigadier General in 1865. After the Civil War he was assigned to Oregon where he was the army's Chief Paymaster of the Department of the Columbia until his retirement in 1881.

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  • Originally Created by: Randy Fletcher
  • Added: 18 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23471468
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Horace Eaton (12 Oct 1815–20 Jan 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23471468, citing River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .