Benjamin Franklin Potts

Benjamin Franklin Potts

Carroll County, Ohio, USA
Death 17 Jun 1887 (aged 51)
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Burial Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Plot Lakeside 35
Memorial ID 7129686 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General, Montana Governor. Born in Carroll County, Ohio, he was a lawyer and a member of the Ohio State Senate when appointed a Captain in the 32nd Ohio Infantry at the start of the Civil War. He served in the Maryland Campaign and was promoted Lieutenant Colonel in December 1862. Promoted Colonel in 1863, he participated in the Vicksburg campaign, commanded a brigade serving under General William T. Sherman and was promoted Brigadier General in January 1865. For meritorious service, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers. After the war, President U.S. Grant appointed him the Governor of Montana Territory in 1870 and he served until 1883.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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