Walcott Sr., Charles Folsom, Colonel, MA - Forgotten Officer Friday

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Charles Folsom Walcott Sr.:
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Born: December 22, 1836
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Birthplace: Hopkinton Massachusetts
Father: Samuel Baker Walcott 1795 – 1854
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge Massachusetts)
Mother: Martha Pickman 1802 – 1885
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge Massachusetts)

Wife: Anna Morrill Wyman 1840 – 1925
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge Massachusetts)

Children:
Antiss Walcott Weston 1867 – 1957
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge Massachusetts)
Charles Folsom Walcott Jr. 1870 – 1935
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge Massachusetts)
Elizabeth Wyman Walcott 1872 – 1876
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge Massachusetts)


Brother:
Captain Alfred Foster Walcott 1840 – 1906
(Buried: Cypress Cemetery Old Saybrook Connecticut)


Education:
1857: Graduated from Harvard University
1860: Graduated from Harvard Law School

Occupation before War:
1860 – 1861: Attorney in Cambridge Massachusetts

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1863: Captain in 21st​ Massachusetts Infantry Regiment
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1863: Resigned as Captain in 21st​ Massachusetts on April 25th​
1864: Captain of 12th​ Massachusetts State Militia Regiment
1864: Mustered out of service on August 15th​
1864 – 1865: Lt. Colonel of 61st​ Massachusetts Infantry Regiment
1865: Colonel of 61st​ Massachusetts Infantry Regiment
1865: Mustered out of service in Union Army on June 4th​

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1887: Attorney in Cambridge Massachusetts
1866: Appointed Brevet Brigadier General of Union Volunteers
Member of Massachusetts State legislature


Died:
June 11, 1887
Place of Death: Salem Massachusetts
Age at time of Death: 50 years old
Burial Place: Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge Massachusetts
 
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