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BG Henry Stanton Burton

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BG Henry Stanton Burton

  • Birth 9 May 1819 West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
  • Death 4 Apr 1869 Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section 26, Row A, Grave 4
  • Memorial ID 34193935

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. An 1839 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he was serving as Major of the 3rd United States Regular Artillery at the beginning of the Civil War. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th United States Regular Artillery, and to Colonel of the 5th United States Regular Artillery. He also served as commander of the Union Army Military Prison at Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island, Delaware. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services at the capture of Petersburg, Va". He retired from the Army in 1869.

Bio by: John Heseltine


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John Heseltine
  • Added: 25 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34193935
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG Henry Stanton Burton (9 May 1819–4 Apr 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34193935, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .