John Minor - Fredericksburg VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 18.130 W 077° 27.689
18S E 284762 N 4242208
Quick Description: General John Minor fought in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2009 6:19:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM719G
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
A raised tomb marks the final resting place of John Minor in the Masonic Cemetery on Charles Street in downtown historic Fredericksburg.

He not only served in the Revolutionary War as a colonel of the Spotsylvania County militia, but he was also a brigadier general of militia in the War of 1812.

Minor was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1805 to 1807, but he lost a bid for a Congressional seat when he ran against his close friend, James Monroe.

Location type: Section of a Cemetery/Mass Grave

Date of Birth: May 13, 1761

Date of Death: June 8, 1816

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
Panel #1:
Genl John Minor
Born May 13, 1761
Died at Richmond
June 8, 1816

Panel #2:
He was as brave a man and as true a patriot as ever lived.
Wm. Wirt.

Panel #3:
Removed to this cemetery from Hazel Hill, Decem. 29 1855


Ranks:
Colonel - American Revolution
Brigadier General - War of 1812


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