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Maj. (USA), Horace Bumstead

Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
Death: October 14, 1919 (78)
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah Freeman Bumstead and Lucy Douglas Bumstead
Husband of Ann Maria Bumstead
Father of Arthur Bumstead; Albert H. Bumstead; Ralph W. Bumstead; Richard Bumstead and Dorothy Jarvis
Brother of Lucy Willis Bumstead; Dr. Freeman Josiah Burnstead; Julia Douglas Bumstead; Laura Willis Tuckerman; Capt. (USA), Nathaniel Willis Bumstead and 2 others

Occupation: 43rd USCT
Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
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About Maj. (USA), Horace Bumstead

Horace Bumstead (1841–1919) was the son of Josiah Freeman Bumstead, a Boston merchant, and Lucy Douglas Willis Bumstead. He was educated at the Boston Latin School and Yale College (Class of 1863) and became a Congregationalist minister and educator.

During the Civil War, Bumstead was commissioned as a Major for the 43rd regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops where he served from April 1864 to December 1865. He later joined the faculty of Atlanta University and served as their second president from 1888–1907.

Yale Class of 1863

Major, 43rd Regt. U.S. Colored Troops, April 1864 to Dec. 1865. Friend and educator of the Negro. "He fought to redeem them from slavery, he wrought to unfold in them the image of God." Congregational Minister

Second President of Atlanta University 1888-1907; Acting President 1886-87; Joined faculty in 1875 (Natural Science & Latin)

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Maj. (USA), Horace Bumstead's Timeline

September 29, 1841
Massachusetts, United States
Minnesota, United States
July 18, 1875
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
April 24, 1881
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States
August 31, 1882
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States
October 14, 1919
Age 78
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States