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Col Sewall Lawrence Fremont

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Col Sewall Lawrence Fremont

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 1 May 1886 (aged 69)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Section B, Lot 87
Memorial ID 7089572 View Source
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Fremont was appointed to
West Point fm New Hampshire,
class of 1841. He fought in
the Seminole war with the US
3rd Art. unit returning to his
duty station at Ft Johnson
(Southport,NC). Then fought in
Mexican War, involved in
battles @ Palo Alto & Reseca-de
-le-Palma. Returning to
Southport, he married Mary
Langdon, daughter of Richard &
Mary Elizabeth Everitt Langdon
on 4/6/1848. Fremont made
the decision to go with the
Confederacy, but not an easy
decision. He was commissioned a
Colonel in both the NC Militia
& Confederacy in charge of NC
defenses from New River to SC
border. It was he who started
construction on the batteries
at Ft Fisher & named one of the
batteries Ft Fisher after his
friend Charles F Fisher killed @
1st Manassas. Fremont worked
with the Wilmington & Weldon
RR as Superintendent. He was
involved with the railroad
several more years then tried
several other ventures. He died
in 1886 in Memphis, Tenn. while
working for the U.S. Government
as an Architect.(Source, Bob
Cooke, CFCWRT)


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