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Twenty-six year old Union General Frederic Winthrop is buried with great ceremony in New York City

Frederic Winthrop, detail
04/12/1865
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 had been killed at Five Forks in one of the last, almost four years later.  His funeral was in New York City at the Trinity Church on April 12, 1865 where he was buried with full military honors.  His fellow generals and officers from the Fifth Corps were 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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