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Gen William Russell

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Gen William Russell Famous memorial

Birth
Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
Death 14 Jan 1793 (aged 57)
Virginia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec. 1, Lot 314-A, Grid MN-34/35
Memorial ID 9893 View Source

US Continential Army Brigadier General. At the start of the Revolutionary War, he was a Virginia colonist when he enlisted as a Private in the Virginia Militia. He rose through the ranks to Colonel of the 5th Virginia Regiment and fought at the Battle of Point Pleasant. He commanded a substantial part of the American forces at the Battle of Kings Mountain and was brevetted Brigadier General for his service. After the war, he produced salt in Saltville and served in the Virginia State Senate. Russell County, Virginia is named after him.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 8 Jun 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9893
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9893/william-russell : accessed ), memorial page for Gen William Russell (6 Mar 1735–14 Jan 1793), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9893, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .