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Henry Van Ness Boynton
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Born at West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on June 22, 1835, he moved to Ohio in his boyhood and graduated Woodward College, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1854, and from the Kentucky Military Institute, 1859. He married Helen Augusta Mason in 1871.

He served as Major and Lieutenant Colonel in the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 1861-75, and commanded the regiment in the battle of Chickamauga and at the storming of Missionary Ridge. He was brevetted Brigadier General for gallantry at Chickamauga and was awarded the Medal of Honor for Missionary Ridge, on November 25, 1863. Following the war, he was a newspaper correspondent in Washington, D.C. and was subsequently the Chairman, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

He served as a Brigadier General of Volunteers in the Spanish-American War in 1898. President, Board of Education, Washington, D.C. and a member of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland. He was the author of "Sherman's Historic Raid," in 1875.

He died on June 3, 1905 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.



BOYNTON, HENRY V. 

Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 35th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November 1863. Entered service at: Ohio. Born: 22 July 1835, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Date of issue: 15 November 1893. 

Citation: Led his regiment in the face of a severe fire of the enemy; was severely wounded.



HVN BOYNTON Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins
 

BOYNTON, HENRY V
U.S. VOLS.
DATE OF DEATH: 06/03/1905
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1096-SS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BOYNTON, HELEN M
DATE OF DEATH: 10/21/1922
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1096-NS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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