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 Francis Baretto Spinola

Francis Baretto Spinola

Birth
Stony Brook, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Death 14 Apr 1891 (aged 70)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 105, Lot 1231
Memorial ID 4773 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1844, commenced law practice in Brooklyn, New York, served in the State Assembly in 1855 and the State Senate, 1858 to 1861. When the Civil War erupted, he joined the New York Regiment and was commissioned Brigadier General in October, 1862. He commanded the Second Division, 3rd Army Corps in the Battles of Gettysburg, Wapping Heights and was honorably discharged from the service in August 1865. After the war, he engaged in banking and in 1887, was the first Italian American to be elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth, Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses, serving until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4773
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Baretto Spinola (19 Mar 1821–14 Apr 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4773, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .