Theodore Runyon


Theodore Runyon Famous memorial

Somerville, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
Death 27 Jan 1896 (aged 73)
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Burial Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section U, Lot 41
Memorial ID 4907 View Source

Civil War Union Brigadier General. A prominent New Jersey political figure, he facilitated the raising and equipping of four regiments of New Jersey militia immediately after President Abraham Lincoln called for troops to defend Washington, DC after the bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861. He was commissioned a Union Brigadier General for 3 months, and commanded the reserve division of New Jersey Volunteer and Militia troops at the Battle of First Bull Run (July 1861). Although the division took no active part in the action, its presence influenced the Confederate commanders to break off the battle when the Union forces were in retreat. He later served as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey (1864 to 1866), and as United States Ambassador to Germany (1893 until his death in 1896).

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  • Added: 20 Mar 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 4907
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore Runyon (25 Oct 1822–27 Jan 1896), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4907, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .