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 Robert Cumming Schenck

Robert Cumming Schenck

Birth
Franklin, Warren County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Mar 1890 (aged 80)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 34, Lot 351
Memorial ID 3728 · View Source
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Civil War Union Major General, US Congressman. Born in Franklin, Ohio, he graduated from Miami University Ohio, in 1827 and was a professor in that university (1827-29). He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1833, commenced to practice in Dayton, Ohio and was a member of the Ohio State House of representatives, (1839-43). In 1843, he was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1853. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he served as Minister to Brazil, also accredited to Uruguay, Argentine Confederation and Paraguay. With the advent of the Civil War, he volunteered to serve in the Union Army and President Lincoln commissioned him Brigadier General in command of the 1st Ohio Volunteer Regiment. He led his corps at the Battle of Vienna, Battle of Big Bethel and First Battle of Bull Run. At the Second Battle of Bull Run, he was severely wounded on the second day and his right arm permanently injured. Promoted Major General in September 1862, he was assigned to the command of VII Corps and resigned his commission in March 1963, to take his seat in Congress. He was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving (1863-71). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death at age 80.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 3728
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Cumming Schenck (4 Oct 1809–23 Mar 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3728, citing Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .