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 John Thomas Averill

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John Thomas Averill Famous memorial

Birth
Alna, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Death
3 Oct 1889 (aged 64)
West Saint Paul, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
Burial
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Plot
Block 57, Lot 3
Memorial ID
5993459 View Source

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Congressman. From 1858 to the start of the Civil War, he was a member of the Minnesota State Senate. In 1862, he enlisted and was Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel in the 6th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. He served with the 6th Minnesota the entire war in campiagnes through Missouri, Arkansas and on the frontier. In 1864, he was promoted Colonel in command of the Military District of West Mississippi, serving until the end of the war. For distingished service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Voulunteers in March 1865. After the war, he engaged in the wholesale paper business and was member of the Republican National Committee, 1868 to 1871. In 1871, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses, serving until 1875.

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Congressman. From 1858 to the start of the Civil War, he was a member of the Minnesota State Senate. In 1862, he enlisted and was Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel in the 6th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. He served with the 6th Minnesota the entire war in campiagnes through Missouri, Arkansas and on the frontier. In 1864, he was promoted Colonel in command of the Military District of West Mississippi, serving until the end of the war. For distingished service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Voulunteers in March 1865. After the war, he engaged in the wholesale paper business and was member of the Republican National Committee, 1868 to 1871. In 1871, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses, serving until 1875.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 24 Nov 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5993459
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5993459/john-thomas-averill: accessed ), memorial page for John Thomas Averill (1 Mar 1825–3 Oct 1889), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5993459, citing Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .