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 Henry Warner Slocum

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Henry Warner Slocum Famous memorial

Birth
Delphi Falls, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death
14 Apr 1894 (aged 66)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot
Section 139, Lot 28760
Memorial ID
3311 View Source

Civil War Union Major General, US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1858, practiced law in Syracuse, New York and was elected to the State Assembly in 1859. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed Colonel of the 27th New York Infantry and led the regiment at the First Bull Run. Promoted Brigadier General in August, 1861, he commanded brigades at the Peninsula Campaign and distinguished himself at the Battle of Gains' Mill. In July, 1862, he was promoted Major General in command of the 1st Division, seeing action at the Second Bull Run and Chancellorsville. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he commanded the XII Corps and after Gettysburg, he was sent to Tennessee to command the XI and XII Corps. In 1864, his Army engaged in the Carolina Campaign and after the Confederate surrender, he commanded the Department of the Mississippi before resigning from the Army in September, 1865. In 1869, he was elected as a Democrat to the 41st and 42n Congresses, serving until 1873. He was again elected as a Representative at Large to the 48th Congress, serving 1883 to 1885.

Civil War Union Major General, US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1858, practiced law in Syracuse, New York and was elected to the State Assembly in 1859. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed Colonel of the 27th New York Infantry and led the regiment at the First Bull Run. Promoted Brigadier General in August, 1861, he commanded brigades at the Peninsula Campaign and distinguished himself at the Battle of Gains' Mill. In July, 1862, he was promoted Major General in command of the 1st Division, seeing action at the Second Bull Run and Chancellorsville. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he commanded the XII Corps and after Gettysburg, he was sent to Tennessee to command the XI and XII Corps. In 1864, his Army engaged in the Carolina Campaign and after the Confederate surrender, he commanded the Department of the Mississippi before resigning from the Army in September, 1865. In 1869, he was elected as a Democrat to the 41st and 42n Congresses, serving until 1873. He was again elected as a Representative at Large to the 48th Congress, serving 1883 to 1885.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Aug 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 3311
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3311/henry-warner-slocum: accessed ), memorial page for Henry Warner Slocum (24 Sep 1827–14 Apr 1894), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3311, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.