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 Griffin Alexander Stedman Jr.

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Griffin Alexander Stedman Jr. Famous memorial

Birth
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death
6 Aug 1864 (aged 26)
Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Burial
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot
Section 1, Lot 40
Memorial ID
5127 View Source

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was a lawyer in practice when he joined the Union Army and was a commissioned a Captain in the 5th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was transferred to the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry as a Major, took part in the Battle of Antietam and was promoted Lieutenant Colonel in June, 1862. He then commanded the regiment at the Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and was promoted Colonel in January 1864. At the beginning of the Spring 1864 Overland Campaign, he was placed at the head of a brigade of the XVIII Corps and at the Battle of Petersburg, he was fatally wounded and died on August 6, 1864. He was posthumously brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers for “gallant and meritorious services before Petersburg, Va.”

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was a lawyer in practice when he joined the Union Army and was a commissioned a Captain in the 5th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was transferred to the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry as a Major, took part in the Battle of Antietam and was promoted Lieutenant Colonel in June, 1862. He then commanded the regiment at the Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and was promoted Colonel in January 1864. At the beginning of the Spring 1864 Overland Campaign, he was placed at the head of a brigade of the XVIII Corps and at the Battle of Petersburg, he was fatally wounded and died on August 6, 1864. He was posthumously brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers for “gallant and meritorious services before Petersburg, Va.”

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 14 Apr 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5127
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5127/griffin-alexander-stedman: accessed ), memorial page for Griffin Alexander Stedman Jr. (6 Jan 1838–6 Aug 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5127, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.