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Governor William Sprague

Governor William Sprague

Male 1830 - 1915  (84 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name William Sprague 
    Title Governor 
    Born 12 Sep 1830  Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Civil War, Union Army Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He participated in the First Battle of Bull Run. 
    A Confederate bull battery previous to the Battle of Bull Run.
    A Confederate bull battery previous to the Battle of Bull Run.
    A drawing by a Confederate officer of a "bull battery" drawn before the Battle of Bull Run. The chests that double as seats for the cannoneers contain ammo. In the background is a military camp consisting of simple plank buildings. One in the front has bars over the entrance and is likely a prison. In the center of the camp the Confederate flag flies. (Not to be confused with the "Southern Cross" battle flag.
    The Battle of Bull Run - Federal Army Advancing.
    The Battle of Bull Run - Federal Army Advancing.
    Frank Leslie's Illustrations The Soldier In Our Civil War Colombian Memorial Edition. Volume one. Stanly Bradly Publishing, New York & Atlanta, 1893
    The Battle of Bull Run.
    The Battle of Bull Run.
    Frank Leslie's Illustrations The Soldier In Our Civil War Colombian Memorial Edition. Volume one. Stanly Bradly Publishing, New York & Atlanta, 1893
    The Battle of Bull Run. (sometimes referred to as the Battle of Manassas)
    The Battle of Bull Run. (sometimes referred to as the Battle of Manassas)
    Kurz & Allison lithograph. The Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War. Both sides were poorly prepared for what happened. The Confederates eventually came out on top because they were able to use the railroad to get reinforcements into place forcing a disorganized Union retreat. The battle foreshadowed the fact that the war would be longer and costlier than anyone had imagined.

    The men wearing red pants were Zouaves. Zouaves were infantry soldiers of the French Army. The 11th New York Infantry adopted their style of dress and tactics. Like the other Union forces they suffered heavy loss at Bull Run.
    Died 11 Sep 1915  Paris, Īle-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I23424  Nagel
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2015 

    Family Catherine Jane Chase,   b. 16 Nov 1835, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1899, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1863 
    Divorced 1882 
    Catherine Jane Chase Article.
    Catherine Jane Chase Article.
    Willmar (Minnesota) Tribune Wednesday, November 13, 1907, page 7.
    Children 
    +1. William Sprague,   b. 16 Jun 1865, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1890, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [Birth]
     2. Ethel Sprague,   b. 23 Oct 1869, Narragansett, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1936, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
     3. Catherine Sprague,   b. 1872,   d. 22 Jun 1910, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [Birth]
     4. Portia Sprague,   b. 3 Nov 1873, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1932, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F7634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart