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Hugh Boyle Ewing

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Born: October 31, 1826

Birthplace: Lancaster, Ohio

Father: U.S. Senator Thomas Ewing 1789 – 1871
(Buried: Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio)​

Mother: Maria Willis Boyle 1801 – 1864
(Buried: Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio)​

Wife: Henrietta Elizabeth Young 1834 – 1927
(Buried: Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio)​

Children:

Edith Ewing Miller 1859 – 1918​
(Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio)​
Hugh Ewing 1862 – 1925​
(Buried: Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio)​
George Washington Ewing 1865 – 1930​
(Buried: Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio)​
Thomas Fenwick Ewing 1869 – 1927​
(Buried: Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio)​
Marie W. Ewing Montgomery 1878 – 1951​
(Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery, Granville, Ohio)​

Education:

1844 – 1848: Attended West Point Military Academy forced to resign​
His reason for resignation was he failed the engineering exam​

Occupation before War:

1849 – 1852: Served in Expedition in California to rescue immigrants​
1852: Returned with dispatches for United States Government​
1854 – 1856: Attorney in Saint Louis, Missouri​
1856 – 1858: Speculator in Leavenworth, Kansas​
1858 – 1861: in Charge of salt Works in Lancaster, Ohio​

Civil War Career:

1861: Brigade Inspector of Ohio Volunteers​
1861: Served under McClellan and Rosecrans in Western Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 30th Ohio Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland​
1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862: Sick from chronic dysentery​
1862 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1863: Served in the fighting before the Vicksburg Campaign​
1863: Division Commander at Battle of Chattanooga​
1863: Led Raid that led to destruction of Empire State Iron Works​
1863: Commander who wrecked Jefferson Davis’s Plantation​
1863 – 1865: Union Army Commander for Post at Louisville, Kentucky​
1864 – 1905: Suffered from attacks of rheumatism​
1865: Helped plan the expedition up Roanoke River​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army​

Occupation after War:

1864 – 1905: Suffered from attacks of rheumatism​
1866 – 1870: United States Minister to Holland​
1870 – 1905: Farmer in Lancaster, Ohio​
1887: Author of The Black List; A Tale of Early California
1887: Author of A Castle in the Air

Died: June 30, 1905

Place of Death: Lancaster, Ohio

Cause of Death: Old Age

Age at time of Death: 78 years old

Burial Place: Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio
 
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