William Beatty Rochester of New York
Appointed from New York, Additional Paymaster of Volunteers, 1 June 1861 to 1June 1867
Major, Paymaster, United States Army, 17 January 1867
Brigadier General, Paymaster General, United States Army, 17 February 1882
Retired 15 February 1890
Breveted Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers, 13 March 1865 for faithful and meritorious services furing the war.
General Rochester (1826-1909) and his wife, Anna Lawrence Martin Rochester (1836-1905) are buried in Section 1. Their son, William Beatty Rochester, Jr., is buried nearby in the same section. Also his son-in-law, Charles Wendell Fenton, Lieuenant Colonel, United States Army, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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