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 Francis Laurens Vinton

Francis Laurens Vinton

Birth
Fort Preble, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Death 6 Oct 1879 (aged 44)
Leadville, Lake County, Colorado, USA
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot Group 267
Memorial ID 5897082 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, New York Governor Edwin Denison Morgan appointed him Colonel in command of the 43rd New York Infantry. Vinton's 43rd New York was assigned to the Army of the Potomac, participated in the siege of Yorktown and at the Seven Days' Battles. Promoted Brigadier General in July 1862, he took part in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg and the Chancellorsville Campaign. He commanded the 43rd New York at Gettysburg in 1863, the Wilderness Campaign and in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. In April 1865, he was in the final Battle of Sailor's Creek and was present at the surrender of General Lee's Army at Appomattox. After station duty at Danville, Virginia, he was honorably discharged and mustered out in June, 1865.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5897082
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Laurens Vinton (1 Jun 1835–6 Oct 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5897082, citing Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .