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 John Boyce Murray

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John Boyce Murray

Birth
Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Death 8 Oct 1884 (aged 62)
Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York, USA
Burial Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York, USA
Plot Section R, Lot 14 E
Memorial ID 6929768 View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served during the Civil War first as a Captain in the 50th New York Volunteer Engineers, then as Colonel and commander of the 148th New York Volunteer Infantry. he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". Later he was one of the first to respond to the movement to organize the Grand Army of the Republic, and was claimed by his friends and comrades as the originator of Memorial Day which was inaugurated under his auspices in Waterloo, New York, in the Spring of 1868.

Bio by: John Gilmore


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  • Originally Created by: John Gilmore
  • Added: 15 Nov 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6929768
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6929768/john-boyce-murray : accessed ), memorial page for John Boyce Murray (13 Aug 1822–8 Oct 1884), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6929768, citing Restvale Cemetery, Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .