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 Daniel Davidson Bidwell

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Daniel Davidson Bidwell

  • Birth 12 Aug 1819 Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1864 Virginia, USA
  • Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section H, Lots 34-35-36-37
  • Memorial ID 5479

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Active in pre-Civil War militia, he was instrumental in organizing Buffalo, New York‘s, first city police force. At the start of the war, he helped to raise the 49th New York Volunteers and was named its Colonel in October 1861. He commanded the 49th New York through in all it's engagments and General Meade personally recommended his promotion to Brigadier General in August 1864. On October 19, 1864, at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, General Bidwell was mortally wounded in action.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 18 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5479
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Davidson Bidwell (12 Aug 1819–19 Oct 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5479, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .