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Civil War Soldiers - Pratt

Pratt, Calvin E., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Princeton, Mass., Jan. 22, 1828. He was educated at Wilbraham and Worcester academies, taught school and practiced law for several years in Worcester. He removed to Brooklyn in 1859 and at the beginning of the Civil war organized the 31st N. Y. infantry, which he commanded in the battle of Bull Run, and of which he was commissioned colonel, Aug. 14, 1861. He was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers, Sept. 13, 1862, and commanded a brigade at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. He resigned from the service, April 25, 1863, and practiced law in Brooklyn until 1869. He was then until 1891 judge of the supreme court of New York, after which he practiced his profession in Brooklyn again until 1895, when he became associate judge of the appellate division of the supreme court. He died in Rochester, Mass., Aug. 3, 1896.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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