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 Leonard Fulton Ross

Leonard Fulton Ross

Birth
Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
Death 17 Jan 1901 (aged 77)
Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 5896765 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in in Fulton County, Illinois, he was admitted to the bar in 1845 and served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 4th Illinois Volunteers during the Mexican War. With the start of the Civil War, he help rasie the 17th Illinois Regiment and was appointed Colonel in May, 1861. He served in actions through Missouri, Kentucky and was in command of Fort Girardeau, Maine. Promoted Brigadier General in April 1862, he led a brigade in the capture of Fort Donelson, Tennessee. For the rest of the war, he was the division commander at Bolivar, Tennessee. After the war, he was appointed by President Johnson collector of internal revenue for the 9th district of Illinois in 1867.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5896765
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Fulton Ross (18 Jul 1823–17 Jan 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5896765, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .