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 Henry Martyn Cist

Henry Martyn Cist

Birth
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 Dec 1902 (aged 63)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 54, Lot 116, Grave 9
Memorial ID 4583 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He was the son of a Russian immigrant and graduated from Farmers College in 1858 to became a lawyer in Cincinnati, Ohio. When the Civil War began, he enlisted in the Union Army as a Private and was mustered in with Company A, known as the Guthrie Grays, of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was transferred to the 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and commissioned as 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant. He was transferred again and briefly assigned to Camp Chase Prison in Columbus, Ohio as its Post-Adjutant. He was then commissioned as the acting brigade Adjutant-General during the Tullahoma, Chickamauga, and Eastport Campaigns. He eventually served on the staffs of Major Generals William Rosecrans and George Henry Thomas. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battle of Stones River, and in the campaign under General Rosecrans, terminating in the Battle of Chicakamuaga, and for meritorious services generally throughout the war for the suppression of the rebellion". He resumed his law practice in Cincinnati, Ohio after the war and was elected as the corresponding secretary of the Society of 618 "Ciudad Real" in 1869. He authored "The Army of the Cumberland", a popular essay, published in 1887. He died from pneumonia while visiting Italy when he was 63 years old.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Martyn Cist (20 Feb 1839–16 Dec 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4583, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .