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Theodore Burr Gates

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Born: December 16, 1825

Birthplace: Oneonta, New York

Father: Silas Gates

Mother: Deborah McDonald 1796 – 1863

Wife: Maria Leuven Overbach 1825 – 1889
(Buried: Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, New York)​

Children:
Elizabeth Ver Plank Gates 1852 – 1871​
(Buried: Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, New York)​

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Ulster County, New York​

Civil War Career:
1861: Major of 20th New York Infantry Regiment​
1861: Mustered out of Service on August 2nd in Kingston, New York​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 80th New York Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in McDowell’s Advance on Falmouth, Virginia​
1862: Acting Regimental Commander Second Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Regimental Commander at Battle of Chantilly, Virginia​
1862: Regimental Commander at Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 80th New York Infantry Regiment​
1862: Regimental Commander at Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Served Provost Guard duty on Aqua Creek​
1863: Led 375 Men onto the field of Battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Helped hold the ground on Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg​
1863: Helped support the attack against Pickett’s Charge on 3rd day​
1863: Served as Provost Guard for Army of the Potomac​
1863: Discharged from Union Army in September and end of term​
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General for his service in the war​

Occupation after War:
Attorney in Ulster County, New York​

Died:
July 5, 1911

Place of Death:
Brooklyn, New York

Age at time of Death: 85 years old

Burial Place: Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, New York
 
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