★  Elliott, Washington L.

Washington Lafayette Elliott

Born: March 31, 1825
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Birthplace: Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Father: U.S. Navy Commodore Jesse Elliott 1782 – 1845
(Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Frances Caln Vaughn 1791 – 1877
(Buried: Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle, Pennsylvania)​

Wife: Valeria Biddle 1828 – 1900
(Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California)

Children:

Washington Graham Elliott 1852 – 1924​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings on the Hudson, New York)​
Frances Vaughan Elliott 1862 – 1940​
(Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California)​

Education:

1841 – 1844: Attended West Point Military Academy​
1844: Left Military Academy to study Medicine​

Occupation before War:

1846 – 1847: 2nd Lt. United States Army Infantry​
1847: Became Sick at the Battle of Vera Cruz​
1847 – 1848: Recruiter for United States Army in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania​
1847 – 1854: 1st Lt. United States Army Infantry​
1847 – 1854: Quartermaster in United States Army​
1854 – 1861: Captain in United States Army​

Civil War Career:

1861: Served in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Missouri​
Major United States Army, 3rd Cavalry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 2nd Iowa Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Island No. 10​
1862: Brigade Commander at the Siege of Corinth, Mississippi​
1862 – 1866: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
Staff Officer on Major General Pope’s Staff, Army of the Mississippi​
1862: Chief of Cavalry for the Union Army of Virginia​
1862: Wounded in left arm at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Commander of the Union Army, District of Wisconsin​
1862: Commander of the Union Army, Department of the Northwest​
1863: Brigade Commander for the Union Army, Middle Department​
1863: Served in the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia​
1863: Served after Gettysburg Division Commander Army of Potomac​
1863: Cavalry Division Commander at Siege of Knoxville, Tennessee​
1864: Cavalry commander during the Atlanta, Georgia Campaign​
1864: Led infantry division at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee​
Commander of Union Army, District of Kansas​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on March 1st
1866: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War​

Occupation after War:

Major of United States Army, 1st Cavalry Regiment​
Lt. Colonel of United States Army, 1st Cavalry Regiment​
1878 – 1879: Colonel of United States Army, 3rd Cavalry Regiment​
1879: Retired from United States Army in March​
1879 – 1888: Suffered from Rheumatism and Heart Disease​
1879 – 1888: Banker in San Francisco, California​

Died: June 29, 1888

Place of Death: San Francisco, California

Cause of Death: Organic disease of the Heart

Age at time of Death: 63 years old

Burial Place: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California
 
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Washington Lafayette Elliott

Born: March 31, 1825View attachment 352429

Birthplace: Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Father: U.S. Navy Commodore Jesse Elliott 1782 – 1845
(Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Frances Caln Vaughn 1791 – 1877
(Buried: Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle, Pennsylvania)​

Wife: Valeria Biddle 1828 – 1900
(Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California)

Children:

Washington Graham Elliott 1852 – 1924​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings on the Hudson, New York)​
Frances Vaughan Elliott 1862 – 1940​
(Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California)​

Education:

1841 – 1844: Attended West Point Military Academy​
1844: Left Military Academy to study Medicine​

Occupation before War:

1846 – 1847: 2nd Lt. United States Army Infantry​
1847: Became Sick at the Battle of Vera Cruz​
1847 – 1848: Recruiter for United States Army in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania​
1847 – 1854: 1st Lt. United States Army Infantry​
1847 – 1854: Quartermaster in United States Army​
1854 – 1861: Captain in United States Army​

Civil War Career:

1861: Served in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Missouri​
Major United States Army, 3rd Cavalry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 2nd Iowa Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Island No. 10​
1862: Brigade Commander at the Siege of Corinth, Mississippi​
1862 – 1866: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
Staff Officer on Major General Pope’s Staff, Army of the Mississippi​
1862: Chief of Cavalry for the Union Army of Virginia​
1862: Wounded in left arm at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Commander of the Union Army, District of Wisconsin​
1862: Commander of the Union Army, Department of the Northwest​
1863: Brigade Commander for the Union Army, Middle Department​
1863: Served in the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia​
1863: Served after Gettysburg Division Commander Army of Potomac​
1863: Cavalry Division Commander at Siege of Knoxville, Tennessee​
1864: Cavalry commander during the Atlanta, Georgia Campaign​
1864: Led infantry division at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee​
Commander of Union Army, District of Kansas​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on March 1st
1866: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War​

Occupation after War:

Major of United States Army, 1st Cavalry Regiment​
Lt. Colonel of United States Army, 1st Cavalry Regiment​
1878 – 1879: Colonel of United States Army, 3rd Cavalry Regiment​
1879: Retired from United States Army in March​
1879 – 1888: Suffered from Rheumatism and Heart Disease​
1879 – 1888: Banker in San Francisco, California​

Died: June 29, 1888

Place of Death: San Francisco, California

Cause of Death: Organic disease of the Heart

Age at time of Death: 63 years old

Burial Place: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California
Do we have any members in San francisco that could get a photo of the headstone for us?
 
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