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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