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 William Wing Loring

William Wing Loring

Birth
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Death 30 Dec 1886 (aged 68)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 4534 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Major General. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, at the age of 14, he volunteered for the Florida Militia and fought in skirmishes with the Seminole Indians. After serving in the Mexican War as a Captain of the Mounted Riflemen, he served in the US 11th Military Department as a Colonel and was engaged against hostile Indians in New Mexico in 1858. In 1859, he commanded the Department of New Mexico, until he resigned in 1861, to join the Confederate Army as a Brigadier General in the Army of Northern Virginia. Promoted Major General in February 1862, he led a division for the entire war. After the war, he accepted service in the Army of the Khedive of Egypt in 1869. Appointed General-in-Chief of the Egyptian Army, he took command of Alexandria and its defenses extending along the coast to the Rosetta to the mouth of the Nile River. For his services, he was decorated by the Khedive with the Imperial Order of the Osmariah and returned to the United States in 1879.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4534
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wing Loring (4 Dec 1818–30 Dec 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4534, citing Loring Park, Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .