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W.H Lawrence
W.H Lawrence

Federal (USV)


William Henry Lawrence

(1834 - 1874)
Home State: Massachusetts
Command Billet: ADC
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: First (I) Army Corps


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enrolled as First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the First Massachusetts Infantry on 25 May 1861. He joined General Hooker's staff prior to the Maryland Campaign.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was ADC to General Hooker, Federal First Army Corps at Antietam, and may have been acting at the rank of Major.

The remainder of the War:
He was commissioned Major and Aide de Camp, US Volunteers on 10 November 1862. He was honored by brevets to Lieutenant Colonel for service at Antietam, to Colonel for service at Lookout Mountain, and to Brigadier General (all 13 March 1865) for Peach Tree Creek, GA. He mustered out of service on 10 July 1866.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from Heitman1. His photograph from the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He had two sons and a daughter, Josie Hooker Lawrence (b. 1862).

Birth Date: 10/14/1834    Place of Birth: Groton, MA    
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    
Death Date: 11/28/1874    Death Place: Boston, MA    Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery and Crematory, Everett, MA


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 619  [AotW citation 14515]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: Vol. 98, pg. 5008  [AotW citation 14516]

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