★  Warren, Henry

Fitz - Henry Warren

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Born:
January 11, 1816

Birthplace: Brimfield, Massachusetts

Father: Philemon Warren 1761 – 1847
(Buried: Brimfield Cemetery, Brimfield, Massachusetts)

Mother:
Hannah Johnson 1769 – 1850
(Buried: Brimfield Cemetery, Brimfield, Massachusetts)

Wife: Sophia Hannah Bartlett 1815 – 1877
(Buried: Brimfield Cemetery, Brimfield, Massachusetts)

Children:

William Augustus “Willie” Warren 1844 – 1856
(Buried: Brimfield Cemetery, Brimfield, Massachusetts)

Edward Bartlett “Eddie” Warren 1847 – 1862
(Buried: Brimfield Cemetery, Brimfield, Massachusetts)

Frank Johnson “Frank J.” Warren 1854 – 1919
(Buried: Cremated Ashes, Whereabouts Unknown)

Occupation before War:

Journalist and Editorial Contributor for Burlington Hawkeye News

Political Activist for the Whig Political Party

Known to have been the first to propose Zachary Taylor for President

1848: Delegate to Whig Party National Convention

1849 – 1850: United States First Assistant Postmaster General

Secretary of Whig Party National Executive Committee

1856: Member of Des Moines Delegation that organized Republicans

Civil War Career:

1861: Editorial Writer for New York Tribune “On to Richmond”

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 1st Iowa Volunteers Cavalry Regiment

1861 – 1862: Served in Middle and Western Missouri

1862 – 1865: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers

1862: Post Commander in Houston, Missouri

1863: On Duty in Pennsylvania during Battle of Gettysburg

1863: Leading Candidate for Governor of Iowa Nomination but lost

Served in the Department of the Gulf on the Texas Gulf Coast

Served briefly in the Red River Campaign as Commander of XIII Corps

Commander of Baton Rogue, Louisiana

Commander of United States Forces on the Rio Grande River

1865: Brevetted to the rank of Major General confirmed in 1866

1865: Mustered out of Volunteer Service on August 24th

Occupation after War:

1866: Iowa State Senator

1866 – 1869: United States Minister to Guatemala

1872: Democratic Party Presidential Elector

Associated with the New York Tribune and New York Sun Newspapers

Died: June 21, 1878

Place of Death: Brimfield, Massachusetts

Cause of Death: Unknown cause of Death

Age at time of Death:
62 years old

Burial Place: Brimfield Cemetery, Brimfield, Massachusetts
 
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