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 Alonzo Jay Edgerton

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Alonzo Jay Edgerton

Birth
Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA
Death 9 Aug 1896 (aged 69)
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Mantorville, Dodge County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Northwest Section, Lot 39
Memorial ID 5995049 View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Senator. In August, 1861, he was appointed Captain in Company B, 10th Regiment Minnesota Infantry and served in the Indian Campaigns until 1863. His regiment was ordered south and he was in actions against the Confederates in Missouri and Louisiana. In January 1864, he was promoted Colonel in command of the 67th U.S. Colored Infantry and led his troops until the end of the war. He was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers in March 1865 and mustered out of the Army in 1867. After the war, he was a member of the first legislature of the State of Minnesota and was railroad commissioner, 1871 to 1879. In 1881, he was appointed as a Republican to the US Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Windom. He was appointed US District Judge of the District of South Dakota in 1889 and held office until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/5995049/alonzo-jay-edgerton : accessed ), memorial page for Alonzo Jay Edgerton (7 Jun 1827–9 Aug 1896), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5995049, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Mantorville, Dodge County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .