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 Henry Lawrence Burnett

Henry Lawrence Burnett

Birth
Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Jan 1916 (aged 77)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA
Plot Plot 38
Memorial ID 3596 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was admitted to the bar in 1859 and established a law practice in Warren, Ohio. When the Civil War began, he enlisted and was commissioned a Captain in Company C, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. With the 2nd Ohio, he saw actions in Missouri and the campaigns in Southern Kentucky. In 1863, he was assigned as a Major, judge-advocate of the Department of the Ohio and in 1864, he was sent to Indiana as a prosecutor on the military commission, serving until the end of the war. For distinguished service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he served as Special Judge Advocate for the Lincoln Assassination Trial. In 1872, he moved to New York practiced law and was appointed Federal District Attorney, southern district of New York by President William McKinley in 1898. After this term expired he retired to his Hillside Farm, Goshen, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 21 Sep 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3596
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Lawrence Burnett (26 Dec 1838–4 Jan 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3596, citing Slate Hill Cemetery, Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .