Col. Lucien H. Kerr, (USA)

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Col. Lucien H. Kerr, (USA)

Birthplace: London, Madison County, Ohio, United States
Death: October 31, 1873 (42)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States (hunting accident: gunshot wound)
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Son of Samuel Newell Kerr and Alithea Kerr
Brother of George Newell Kerr

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About Col. Lucien H. Kerr, (USA)

Lucien H. Kerr (May 4, 1831 – October 31, 1873) was an American politician and soldier from Ohio. Coming with his family to Peoria County, Illinois, Kerr studied law but enlisted in the Union Army before getting the chance to practice. He rose to lead the 11th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry until he was mustered out in 1864. Upon his return to Peoria, Kerr practiced law. He served one two-year term in the Illinois Senate, then was defeated in a re-election bid. He died the next year from an injury from a hunting accident.

Civil War Vet, Co, cmdr 11th REG/ ILL Vol Cav, was in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth and Lexington TN (pursuit of Nathan Bedford Forest), 2 term ILL Senator

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May 4, 1831
London, Madison County, Ohio, United States
October 31, 1873
Age 42
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States