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 William Henry Sidell

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William Henry Sidell

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 1 Jul 1873 (aged 63)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 35, Lot 4654
Memorial ID 5955933 View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1833, and was assigned to the Artillery Corps, but resigned his commission in order to follow the profession of civil engineering. At the start of the Civil War, he was chief engineer of the Tehuantepec Railroad when appointed a Major in the 15th United States Regular Infantry. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel, he organized recruits in Louisville, Kentucky, Nashville, Tennessee and was disbursing officer for more than 200,000 soldiers that were mustered in. In May, 1863, he was promoted Colonel and served as acting Provost-Marshal for Kentucky, until the end of the war. For faithful and efficient service, he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army on March 13, 1865.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 13 Nov 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5955933/william-henry-sidell : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Sidell (18 May 1810–1 Jul 1873), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5955933, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .