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Twenty-six year old Union General Frederic Winthrop is killed at the head of his men at Five Forks

Frederic Winthrop, detail
04/01/1865
Frederic Winthrop, from a distinguished and wealthy New York family, was the cousin of Union Major Theodore Winthrop, who had been killed at Big Bethel in 1861 in one the first pitched battles of the war.  Winthrop was mortally wounded while leading his brigade in a frontal assault on Confederate emplacements at the Battle of Five Forks.  His funeral was in New York City at the Trinity Church on April 12, 1865.  His fellow generals from the Fifth Corps were among his pallbearers.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Benson J. Lossing, The Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America (Hartford, CT:: T. Belknap, 1868), III: 542-543.
"Brig-Gen. Winthrop.: His Funeral Service...," New York Times, April 13, 1865.

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