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 William Scott Ketchum

William Scott Ketchum

Birth
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 28 Jun 1871 (aged 57)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Section B, Grave 8
Memorial ID 6060 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Major General. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1834, served in garrisons on the frontier and in the war against the Semi-noles in Florida, as a Captain in the 6th infantry. At the start of the Civil War, he was a Major in the 4th Infantry when appointed acting inspector-general of the Department of the Missouri, in March, 1861. In February, 1862, he was promoted Brigadier General in charge of the organization of recruits in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and later served in the US War Department. During the latter part of the war, he was connected with the quartermaster's department and was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. He served on special duty in the adjutant-general's department until he retired in 1870.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 4 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6060
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Scott Ketchum (7 Jul 1813–28 Jun 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6060, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .