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Gen Erastus Newton Bates
Birth: Feb. 29, 1828
Plainfield
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 29, 1898
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Graduate of Williams College of Massachusetts in 1853. Upon moving to Minnesota, became member of the constitutional convention of 1857 and served as State Senator 1857-1858. Became a resident of Centralia, Illinois in 1859, where he began the practice of law. His Civil War service began as Major of the 80th Illinois Union Volunteers in August, 1862. Promoted to Lt. Colonel and then Colonel; brevetted as brigadier general in March 1865 in recognition of the helpful aid rendered to his country. For fifteen months he was a prisoner of war and escaped from Libby prison only to be recaptured and later exposed to the fire of the Union troops at Morris Island in Charleston Harbor. After the end of the war, he returned to Illinois and was elected to the state legislature in 1866. He was elected treasurer of Illinois in 1868 and re-elected under the new constitution in 1870, continuing in the office until January, 1873. (bio by: BjJ) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Lucy A. Bates (____ - 1872)*
  Laura Blossom Fellows Bates (1830 - 1897)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Frederic Bates (1859 - 1859)*
  Francis Newton Bates (1861 - 1862)*
  Albert L. Bates (1865 - 1888)*
  Willie Bates (1871 - 1871)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 10, Lot 82
 
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Record added: Nov 24, 2001
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 Added: Aug. 2, 2014
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 Added: Jun. 22, 2014

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