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Civil War Soldiers - Spinola

Spinola, Francis B., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Stony Brook, Long Island, N. Y., March 19, 1821. He received an academical education, was admitted to the bar in New York city in 1844, and served five years as alderman, six years as assemblyman, and four years as state senator. He was a delegate to the national Democratic convention in Charleston in 1860. In the early part of the Civil war he recruited and organized the "Empire" brigade of four regiments, which he accompanied to the front, and on Oct. 2, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers. He served till the close of the war, and in leading a charge at Wapping Heights, Va., he was twice wounded. Returning to New York city, he engaged in the banking and insurance business and resumed political life. In 1886 and 1888 he was elected to Congress from the 10th N. Y. district as a Democrat, serving as a member of the committees on military affairs and on war claims. Gen. Spinola died in Washington, D. C., April 14, 1891.

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

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