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Col Lorenzo Sitgreaves

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Col Lorenzo Sitgreaves

Birth
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 May 1888 (aged 78)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Chapel Valley, Lot 481.
Memorial ID 37905916 View Source
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USMA Class of 1832. Cullum No. 686.

He was the son of Samuel Sitgreaves and Mary Kemper Sigreaves. On February 27, 1854 as L. Sitgreaves, he married Lucy Jesup at the District of Columbia.

He served in the Corps of Engineers, United States Army. He conducted the first scientific expedition across Arizona in September 1851 to explore and map the Zuni and Colorado Rivers and evaluate their navigability. He served in the Mexican War and was cited for gallantry at the Battle of Buena Vista. The Sitgreaves National Forest is named after him.


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Col. Lorenzo Sitgreaves
Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army
March 15, 1810
May 14, 1888


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  • Added: 4 Jun 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 37905916
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37905916/lorenzo-sitgreaves : accessed ), memorial page for Col Lorenzo Sitgreaves (15 Feb 1810–14 May 1888), Find a Grave Memorial ID 37905916, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .