★  Ketcham, John Henry

John Henry Ketcham

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Born:
December 21, 1832

Birthplace: Dover Plains, New York

Father: Colonel John Mabbett Ketcham 1807 – 1853
(Buried: Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, New York)​

Mother: Eliza Ann Stevens 1808 – 1886
(Buried: Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, New York)​

Wife: Augusta Ann Belden 1838 – 1915
(Buried: Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, New York)​

Children:

Augusta Ann Ketcham 1857 –​
(Buried: Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, New York)​
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Henry Belden Ketcham 1865 – 1920​
(Buried: Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, New York)​
Charles Belden Ketcham 1871 – 1929​
(Buried: Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, New York)​
Ethel Belden Ketcham 1878 – 1965​
(Buried: Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, New York)​

Education:

Attended Suffield Academy​

Occupation before War:

Farmer in Dover Plains, New York​
1854 – 1855: Supervisor of the Town of Dover, New York​
1856 – 1857: Member of New York State Assembly​
1860 – 1861: New York State Senator​

Civil War Career:

Member of the New York State War Committee​
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 150th New York Infantry Regiment​
Received a wound at Argyle Island in the Savannah River​
1864: Brevetted to the rank of Brigadier General​
1865: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1865: Brevetted to the rank of Major General​

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Occupation after War:


1865 – 1873: United States Congressman from New York​
1871 – 1873: Congressional Chairman of Public Lands Committee​
1877 – 1893: United States Congressman from New York​
1896: Delegate to Republican Party National Convention​
1897 – 1906: United States Congressman from New York​
Congressional Chairman of State Department Expenditures​

Died:
November 4, 1906

Place of Death:
New York City, New York

Age at time of Death: 73 years old

Burial Place: Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, New York
 
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His unit spent several months defending Baltimore and was then sent as a reinforcement to the Army at Gettysburg where it fought on Culp's Hill. The unit was then sent west where it performed guard duty on the railroad supply lines into Chattanooga during the battles. Still commanding the 150th New York He became part of the new 20th Corps. He led through the Atlanta Campaign, where he was twice wounded. At the end of the war he was brevetted to major general which was odd because He never commanded more than the 150th New York which He commanded as a Colonel. After the war He elected to a seat in Congress. He passed away while serving His 17th nonconsecutive term.
 
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