William Montrose Graham, Jr. (1834 - 1916)

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Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Death: Died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
Cause of death: pneumonia
Occupation: Maj.Gen-Civil War
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About William Montrose Graham, Jr.

William Montrose Graham ..... Birth: Sep. 28, 1834 Washington District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA Death: Jan. 16, 1916 Annapolis Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA

Major-general United States Army, retired.

Son of James Duncan Graham and Charlotte Meade Graham.

He led one cavalrybrigade in Union Army of the Potomac (AOP) 1862-1865 wound from regular United States Artillery.

He led his regular artillerybattery as cavalrycom- pany in the United States Plains Indian war 1868- 1869.

His grave is named as Congressional Cemetery in Washington, District of Columbia in one internet- article.

Sources : Who Was Who in America 1897-1942, Re- cords of Living Officers (1884).

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 Mary Brewerton Ricketts Graham (1842 - 1922)*

 Charlotte Meade Graham (1862 - 1877)*
 Mary Ricketts Graham Burrage (1867 - 1959)*
 Meeta Campbell Graham Alden (1870 - 1944)*
 Harriet Pierce Graham Scales (1872 - 1925)*
 William Montrose Graham (1878 - 1918)*
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Burial: Congressional Cemetery Washington District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Range 51, Site 216

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Created by: Yellowcloud Record added: Dec 12, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 32129120


William Montrose Graham, Jr. (September 28, 1834 – January 16, 1916), was a career soldier in the United States Army, reaching the rank of major general. He was a veteran of both the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War.


Graham was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Colonel James Duncan Graham (1799–1865). His uncle and namesake, William Montrose Graham, was killed during the Mexican-American War while commanding the 11th U.S. Infantry at Molino del Rey. The junior Graham was commissioned into the 1st Regiment of Artillery in 1855, and earned two rapid promotions to captain with the outbreak of the Civil War.

During the war, he was cited for gallantry during the Peninsula Campaign, for actions at Antietam, and for his actions at Gettysburg. Graham earned multiple brevet (honorary) promotions for these actions, including major (July 1, 1862, Malvern Hill), lieutenant colonel (September 17, 1862, Antietam), and colonel (July 3, 1863, Gettysburg). His Battery K, 1st Regiment of Artillery, was, from 1863, part of the famed U.S. Horse Artillery Brigade.

Graham served with the Regular Army until 1865, when he accepted a commission as colonel of a U.S. Volunteers infantry regiment from the District of Columbia. Awarded his final brevet of the war, to brigadier general in the regular army, he mustered out of the volunteers in September and returned to the regular service.

He remained in the army after the war, serving with the 4th and 5th U.S. Artilleries, and rose to the rank of brigadier general in the regular army, May 26, 1897. He retired from the service on his 64th birthday in 1898. During the Spanish-American War, however, he ranked as a major general of U.S. Volunteers. After brief service in command of the 2nd Corps at Camp Alger and Camp Meade, he was honorably mustered out of the volunteers on November 30, 1898.

He died in Wardour, Maryland, January 16, 1916, and was buried in the Congressional Cemetery, in Washington, D.C.

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Maj.Gen. William Montrose Graham's Timeline

September 28, 1834
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
September 4, 1860
Age 25
December 9, 1862
Age 28
September 11, 1867
Age 32
April 23, 1870
Age 35
May 30, 1872
Age 37
July 9, 1878
Age 43
January 16, 1916
Age 81
Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States