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 Stephen Hinsdale Weed

Stephen Hinsdale Weed

Birth
Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 2 Jul 1863 (aged 31)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Plot Section O, Lot 281
Memorial ID 6142 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was a Union Brigade commander killed in action on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. A Regular Army officer, he commanded artillery in the early years of the war, commanding all the Army of the Potomac's V Corps artillery at the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He was given command of a brigade of infantry in June 1863. In the tenuous fighting for Little Round Top on July 2, 1863 General Weed led his brigade into a breech in the line just as it was giving way. The brigade plugged the hole in vicious fighting (and aided Joshua L. Chamberlain's 20th Maine in its celebrated bayonet charge). General Weed was wounded in the fighting and died a few hours later.

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  • Added: 19 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6142
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Hinsdale Weed (17 Nov 1831–2 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6142, citing Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .