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Edwin Denison Morgan

  • Birth 8 Feb 1811 Washington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 14 Feb 1883 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Plot Section 12, Lot 6
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  • Memorial ID 5895161

Civil War Union Major General, New York Governor, US Senator. Born in Washington, Massachusetts, he was in the wholesale grocery business when elected as the Republican Governor of New York, serving 1859 to 1862. A staunch Unionist, during the Civil War, he was commissioned as a Major General of Volunteers on September 28, 1861 by President Abraham Lincoln to give him military authority to go along with the civil authority he held as Governor. Placed as commander of the Department of New York, he served in this duty from 1861 to 1863. He resigned his commission on March 4, 1863, having been elected as a Republican Senator from New York to the United States Senate, an office he served in from 1863 to 1869.

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  • Added: 26 Oct 2001
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Denison Morgan (8 Feb 1811–14 Feb 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5895161, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .