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Busteed, Richard

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gentlemanrob

Brigadier General
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Richard Busteed

Born: February 16, 1822
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Birthplace:
County Cavan, Ireland

Father: George Washington Busteed 1786 – 1859
(Buried: Brooklyn, New York)​

Mother: Anne Gale 1788 – 1828
(Buried: Newfoundland, Canada)​

Wife: Cordelia Frances Doane 1825 – 1895
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, Vermont)​

Children:

Cordelia Doane Busteed 1846 – 1895​
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, Vermont)​
Catherine Frances “Kittie” Busteed Blake 1848 – 1867​
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York)​
Richard R. Busteed 1855 – 1929​
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nevada)​

Occupation before War:

1846 – 1856: Attorney in New York City, New York​
1856 – 1859: New York City Corporate Counsel​

Civil War Career:

1862 – 1863: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Commander of Independent Brigade in VII Corps​
1862: Stood in ready command at Yorktown but saw no action​
1863: Relieved of his command in the Union Army​
1864 – 1874: Judge of U.S. District Court of Middle Alabama​
1864 – 1874: Judge of U.S. District Court Northern Alabama​
1864 – 1874: Judge of U.S. District Court Southern Alabama​

Occupation after War:

1864 – 1874: Judge of U.S. District Court of Middle Alabama​
1864 – 1874: Judge of U.S. District Court Northern Alabama​
1864 – 1874: Judge of U.S. District Court Southern Alabama​
1867: Shot on a street in Mobile, Alabama by Lucien Martin​
1873: Subject of Impeachment before U.S. House Judiciary​
1873: Resigned as Judge before House could fully vote​
1874 – 1898: Attorney in New York City, New York​
1888: Suffered from left side hemiplegia from cerebral hemorrhage​

Died: September 14, 1898

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Apoplexy and hemiplegia

Age at time of Death: 76 years old

Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
 
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Polloco

2nd Lieutenant
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Location
South Texas
His appointment as brigadier general expired on March 4, 1863 due to non-confirmation. His commission was never submitted to the Senate more than likely because he was a big Stephen Douglas supporter. When his generalship expired he was relieved of his command.
 
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