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Osmun Latrobe, Colonel

Male 1835 - UNKNOWN

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  • Name Osmun Latrobe 
    Suffix Colonel 
    Born 12 Apr 1835 
    Gender Male 
    Died UNKNOWN 
    Person ID I107341  Ancestorium

    Father John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Mother Charlotte Virginia Claiborne,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F55417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Bradlee Winchester Dana,   b. 19 Sep 1835, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, 1935? New York, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Jul 1871  St. George's Church, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F55416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


      Col. Osmun Latrobe, born April 12, 1835, was the son of John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe by his second wife, Charlotte Virginia Claiborne, who was the daughter of Gen. Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne of Natchez, Miss. He practiced law until the breaking out of the war in 1861, then joined the Confederate Army as a volunteer aide, on the staff of Major-Gen. Jones, commanding a division of the army at Manassas. He took part in all the battles of the Army of Northern Virginia (army of Gen. Robert E. Lee) and after the death of Gen. Jones joined, in 1862, the staff of Gen. Longstreet, who commanded the 1st Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. Col. Latrobe eventually became the Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff of the Corps. Besides all the Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania campaigns, this corps fought at Chickamauga, and made the East Tennessee and Suffolk campaigns. After the surrender at Appomattox, Col. Latrobe went to Europe and became engaged with the Messrs. Winans in their Russian railway concerns, etc. (The above facts given to Mrs. Hotchkiss by Col. Latrobe, at her request.)

      Col. Osmun Latrobe is the son of John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe, a distinguished lawyer, the grandson of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, born in Yorkshire, England, May 1, 1764, came to the United States, reaching Norfolk, Va., May 20, 1796. He was a prominent architect.

      (Gen. VII) Samuel Dana, youngest child of Samuel and Nancy (Winchester) Dana, born in Boston, Mass., Nov. 4, 1838; died in San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 27, 1870.

      The following from Col. George E. Glenn, Paymaster U. S. A., stationed March, 1898, at Governor's Island, N. Y.:

      "Major Samuel Dana, paymaster Regular Army; died at San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 27, 1870. Military history: Corporal 7th N. Y. Militia, April 26 to June 3, 1861. Captain, 17th Reg. Infantry, Aug. 5, 1861. Major and Paymaster, March 7, 1867."

      During the summer of 1863 Capt. Samuel Dana was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, and returned home Sept. 17, 1863.

      Mrs. Osmun Latrobe. Vie Miss Eliza Bradlee Winchester Dana.

      Winchester Notes
      By Fanny Winchester Hotchkiss