Charles Folsom Walcott

Charles Folsom Walcott

Birth
Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 11 Jun 1887 (aged 50)
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Rose Path Lot 2573
Memorial ID 96355105 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Walcott graduated from Harvard University in 1857 and three years later graduated from Harvard Law School. At the beginning of the Civil War he was appointed captain in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry and in 1863 served as the colonel of the 12th Massachusetts Militia which he led the assault on Fort Mahone. In 1865 he was promoted to colonel in the 61st Regiment, and later that same year to brigadier general for Richmond, Virginia. He authored the "History of the Twenty-first Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, in the War for the Preservation of the Union 1861 to 1865." After the war he returned to private life moving to Cambridge where he practice law, and later was elected to serve in the Massachusetts legislature.

Bio by: Saratoga



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 96355105
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Folsom Walcott (22 Dec 1836–11 Jun 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96355105, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .