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 Phineas Graves

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Phineas Graves

  • Birth 26 Jun 1826 Bristol, Ontario County, New York, USA
  • Death 17 Jun 1904 Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot Block 45, Lot 11, Grave 4
  • Memorial ID 8003376

Civil War Union Army Officer. Cpming to Albion from New York with his wife Lydia Ferris in 1855, he served during the Civil War first as Captain and commander of Company D, 12th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. It was his company of advance scouts under his command that fired the first shots that brought on the Battle of Shiloh of April 6, 1862. He was also involved in other battles, including the siege of Vicksburg in June and July of 1863, and the siege of Little Rock in August and September of 1863. For bravery and faithfulness of duty, he was promoted to the rank of Major, and later to Lieutenant Colonel. After the War he was Albion's postmaster from 1867 to 1875, and was a member of the school board from 1867 to 1873. He was commander of the local Grand Army of the Republic post at the time of his death in 1904.

Bio by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian

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  • Originally Created by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
  • Added: 20 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8003376
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Phineas Graves (26 Jun 1826–17 Jun 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8003376, citing Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .