COL BBG Bates, James Lawrence

James Lawrence Bates

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Born: August 11, 1820

Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts

Father: Elijah Bates 1781 – 1873

Mother: Sarah Torrey 1783 – 1848

1st Wife: Betsey Dyer Loud 1829 – 1853
(Buried: Highland Cemetery, Weymouth, Massachusetts)​

2nd Wife: Mary Jane Tirrell 1825 – 1905
(Buried: Highland Cemetery, Weymouth, Massachusetts)​

Children:

James Wilmot Bates 1856 – 1887​
(Buried: Highland Cemetery Weymouth Massachusetts)​
Annie Bates 1859 – 1880​
(Buried: Highland Cemetery, Weymouth, Massachusetts)​

Bessie Tirrell Bates Nevin 1864 – 1942​
(Buried: Highland Cemetery, Weymouth, Massachusetts)​

Occupation before War:

Boot and Shoe Merchant in Weymouth, Massachusetts​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Captain of Company H, 12th Massachusetts Infantry Regt.​
1862: Major of 33rd​ Massachusetts Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Chantilly, Virginia​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 12th​ Massachusetts Infantry Regiment​
1862: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Regimental Commander in the Mud March in Virginia​
1863: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Led 301 men onto the field at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Wounded on the 1st day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864: Regimental Commander at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia​
1864: Regimental Commander at the Battle of North Anna, Virginia​
1864: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia​
1864: Mustered out of Service on July 8th in Boston, Massachusetts​
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General for his service in the War​

Occupation after War:

Boot and Shoe Merchant in Weymouth, Massachusetts​

Died: November 11, 1875

Place of Death: Weymouth, Massachusetts

Age at time of Death: 55 years old

Burial Place: Highland Cemetery, Weymouth, Massachusetts
 
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