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 William Snyder Truex

William Snyder Truex

Birth
Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Death 5 Sep 1889 (aged 69)
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section N, Lot 429
Memorial ID 6150 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War as an officer in 3 New Jersey Infantry regiments, becoming Colonel and commander of the 14th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry in 1862. He commanded a brigade in the Army of the Potomac's VI Corps later in the war, and lead it in the 1864 Battle of Monocacy. His unit helped to delay the advancing rebels under Confederate General Jubal Early, who were intent on capturing Washington DC in July 1864. Union troops stopped the force for 24 hours, which allowed Washingon defenses to be reinforced, and eventually repulse the Confederates. Colonel Truex later came in conflict with General Philip Sheridan, and was dismissed from the Army despite an outstanding record of battle leadership. He gained a measure of satisfaction on March 13, 1865, when he received a brevet promotion to Brigadier General, US Volunteers in recognition of his services.

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  • Added: 22 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6150
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Snyder Truex (2 Oct 1819–5 Sep 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6150, citing Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .