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 William Francis Bartlett

William Francis Bartlett

Birth
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 17 Dec 1876 (aged 36)
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 5890597 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was a student at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts when he enlisted in the 4th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry at the outbreak of the Civil War. Commissioned a Captain in the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, he lost a leg at Yorktown during the Peninsular Campaign in early 1862. When recovered, he become Colonel of the 49th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in November 1862 and took part in the capture of Fort Hudson in July, 1863. During the Overland Campaign, Colonel Bartlett led the 57th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry at the Battle of the Wilderness and was appointed Brigadier General, US Volunteers in June, 1864. At the Battle of the Crater in July 1864 he was taken prisoner and placed in Libby Prison in Richmond,Virginia. After his prisoner exchange, he was put in command of the IX Corps and led with distinction until the end of the war. For gallant and meritorious services, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he engaged in business with the government owned Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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FATHER: CHARLES LEONARD BARTLETT, BORN aUG.15,1802 HAVERHILL,MASS, DIED MARCH 17,1883.HAVERHILL,MASS.

MOTHER:HARIETTE PLUMBER, BORN 1811, HAVERHILL, MASS.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 5890597
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Francis Bartlett (6 Jun 1840–17 Dec 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5890597, citing Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .