General Luther S. Trowbridge (USA)

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Luther Stephen Trowbridge

Birthplace: Troy (Oakland County) Oakland County Michigan
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Elmwood Cemetery Detroit Wayne County Michigan
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Son of Stephen Van Rensselaer Trowbridge and Elizabeth Trowbridge
Husband of Julia Maria Trowbridge
Father of Julia Ackley Quirk; Alexander Buel Trowbridge and Mary E. Trowbridge
Brother of Julia Trowbridge; Elizabeth Frances Trowbridge; Rowland E. Trowbridge, US Congress; Catherine Jones Trowbridge; Edmund Trowbridge and 4 others

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About General Luther S. Trowbridge (USA)

Luther Stephen Trowbridge joined the 5th Michigan Cavalry (part of Custer's Brigade) in 1862 as a Major. After seeing action at Gettysberg he was promoted in 1863 to Lt. Colonel of the 10th Michigan Cavalry in which he became Colonel in 1864. He saw much action in the western theatre and at war's end was stationed in Tennessee where he took an active part in the pursuit of President Jefferson Davis. On Sept. 1, 1865, he was breveted Major General in recognition of his service. He went to Yale and practiced law in Detroit before the war. He married Julia Buel in 1862, the daughter of his law partner, former Michigan Congressman Alexander W. Buel

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. Served during the Civil War first as the Major of the 5th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry, then as Colonel and commander of the 10th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. He was brevetted both Brigadier and Major General, US Volunteers on June 15, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services".

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General Luther S. Trowbridge (USA)'s Timeline

Troy (Oakland County) Oakland County Michigan
Age 32
Age 42
Age 76
Elmwood Cemetery Detroit Wayne County Michigan