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William Sinclair
Brigadier General, United States Army
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 William Sinclair of Ohio. Born in 1835
Appointd from Ohio, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1853 (17)
Brevet Second Lieutenant, 2nd United States Artillery, 1 July 1858
First Lieutenant, 30 April 1861
Colonel, 6th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 27 June 1862
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 6 June 1863
Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Inspector General, 12 October 1863 to 3 July 1865
Captain, 3rd United States Artillery, 11 December 1865
Major, 2nd United States Artillery, 6 April 1885
Lieutenant Colonel, 5th United States Artillery, 6 June 1896
Colonel, 7th United States Artillery, 8 March 1898
Brigadier General, United States Army, 8 February 1899
Breveted Captain, 4 May 1862 for gallant and meritorious service in the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, and Major, 13 December 1862 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Retired 13 February 1899

General Sinclair died in 1905 and was buried in Section 1 of Alrington National Cemetery.  Buried with him are Eugenia Sinclair (1845-1916) and Belle Sinclair (died 1907).


GENERAL WILLIAM SINCLAIR DEAD

WASHNGTON, October 3, 1905 – Brigadier General William Sinclair, United States Army, retired, died here today of Bright’s disease.  He served in many of the notable engagements of the Civil War.  He was born on Ohio seventy years ago.


SINCLAIR, WM
BRIG GEN USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 10/03/1905
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 156
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

SINCLAIR, EUGENIA W/O WM
DATE OF DEATH: 12/09/1916
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION WD WS  SITE 1568
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF WILLIAM SINCLAIR - BRIG GEN

SINCLAIR, BELLE D/O WM
DATE OF DEATH: 07/27/1907
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 156
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 CWIFE OF WILLIAM SINCLAIR - BRIG GEN


Posted: 20 July 2003  Updated: 3 October 2004 Updated: 2 May 2006 Updated: 3 December 2007
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William Sinclair Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003