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William Starke Rosecrans

Male 1819 - 1898  (78 years)


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  • Name William Starke Rosecrans 
    Born 6 September 1819  Little Taylor Run, Kingston, Delaware Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 March 1898  Near Redondo, Los Angeles Co., CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1902  (re-interment) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, USAa Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      # Rosecrans, William Starke (1819-1898) — also known as William S. Rosecrans — of Homer, Licking County, Ohio; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Kingston, Ross County, Ohio, September 6, 1819. Father-in-law of Joseph Kemp Toole. Democrat. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1868-69; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1881-85. Died near Redondo, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 11, 1898. Original interment at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.; reinterment in 1902 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

      * See also: congressional biography.
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      # ID: I12681
      # Name: Gen. William Stark Rosecrans
      # Sex: M
      # Birth: 6 SEP 1819 in Delaware co., OH.
      Father: Crandall Rosecrans b: 6 AUG 1794
      Mother: Jemima Hopkins b: ABT 1795
      Marriage 1 Annie Eliza Hageman b: ABT 1820 in NY.
      * Married: 24 AUG 1843
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      # ID: I355
      # Name: William Stark ROSECRANS
      # Sex: M
      # Birth: 16 SEP 1819 in Kingston, Delaware, Ohio
      # Death: 11 MAR 1898 in Redondo, CA
      # Burial: Arlington National Cemetary, Arlington, VA
      # Note:

      Rosecrans, William Starke (1819-1898) -- also known as William S. Rosecrans -- of Homer, Licking County, Ohio; San Francisco, Calif. Father-in-law of Joseph Kemp Toole. Born in Kingston, Ross County, Ohio, September 6, 1819. Democrat. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1868-69; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1881-85. Died near Redondo, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 11, 1898. Original interment at Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.; reinterment in 1902 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. See also: congressional biography.

      MAJOR GENERAL
      William Starke Rosecrans



      Line of Descent:
      Guillaume (Guleyn) Vigne and Adrienne Cuvelier
      Dirck De Noorman and Christine Vigne
      Magdalene Dirckse and Herman Hendricksen Rosenkranz [of Kingston, NY]
      Dirk Rosenkrans and Wyntjie Kierstede
      Jacobus Rosenkrans and Sarah Decker
      Capt. Daniel Rosenkrans and Catrina (Catherine) Cool
      Daniel Rosenkrans and Thankful Wilcox
      Crandall Rosenkrans and Jemima Hopkins
      Maj. Gen. William Starke Rosenkrans (Rosecrans)


      A Bright Future and Early Successes

      William S. Rosecrans was born at Kingston, Ohio on September 6, 1819. He graduated
      from West Point in 1842 and spent 12 years as an Army officer. He was a private
      businessman in Ohio when the outbreak of the Civil War brought him back to military
      service in the Union Army, volunteering as an aid to General McClellan.

      The Fighting General

      In July 1861 he won a battle at Rich Mountain, West Virginia. He succeeded McClellan
      as head of the Department of the Ohio, and kept Robert E. Lee out of West Virginia. In
      1862 Rosecrans was assigned command of the Army of the Mississippi. He became
      known as the Union's "fighting general" when he defeated Confederate armies at Iuka
      (Sep 19-20) and Corinth (Oct 3-4) in Mississippi. He then moved on to Nashville to
      become commander of the Army of the Cumberland.

      Stones River

      A costly and non-decisive battle in a cold rain at Stones River (Dec 31, 1862 - Jan 2,
      1863) seemed to have changed Rosecrans' life and sapped his will to fight. Midway
      through the battle, another general noted his "usually florid face had lost its ruddy color,
      and his anxious eyes told that the disasters of the morning were testing his powers to
      the very verge of endurance." Almost a third of his 44,000 men were killed, wounded or
      missing. The Confederate general, Bragg, lost more than a third of his 34,000 men.
      Some individual regiments lost up to 70% of their men. After the battle, Abraham
      Lincoln thanked Rosecrans for his "hard-earned victory" and told him that had Stones
      River "been a defeat instead, the nation could scarcely have lived over [it]."

      Chattanooga and Chickamauga

      The bloody realities of war continued to take their toll on him. Rosecrans reacted by
      becoming worrisome, hesitant and cautious. For months he delayed before engaging in
      another campaign. On September 8, 1863, his army of 80,000 successfully forced the
      outnumbered Confederates out of Chattanooga without firing a shot. But then,
      abandoning his usual caution, he took part of his force and pursued the rebels
      southward. By September 18th the Confederate army (again under Bragg) had been
      reinforced with units from Mississippi and Virginia, and with 65,000 men was now ready
      to take the offensive. Rosecrans finally saw this and began to retreat to Chattanooga,
      but the Confederates attacked at Chickamauga Creek. On the third day of the battle the
      Confederates found a weak point in the Union lines and broke through, forcing most of
      the Union army into a disorderly retreat. 34,624 soldiers on both sides were killed,
      wounded or missing in this battle.

      Defeated

      Back in Chattanooga, Rosecrans was numbed and slow to recover from the beating he
      had taken. The war had defeated him. He seemed unable to regain his confidence.
      When asked to report on his plans for action against the Confederates, he replied with
      vague and confusing messages. Lincoln came to the conclusion that he was acting
      "confused and stunned like a duck hit on the head" and ordered Ulysses S. Grant to
      dismiss him from command. Rosecrans gained some redemption later in the war. He
      was given command of the Department of the Missouri in 1864, and repelled an
      attempted invasion of that state by Confederate General Sterling Price. In 1867 he
      resigned his army commission for the last time.

      Public Servant

      President Andrew Johnson appointed him Ambassador to Mexico in 1868. Rosecrans
      served in Mexico for two years, and then became involved in mining interests there. He
      moved to California, continued to be involved in mining, and was elected to Congress in
      1880 and 1882. President Grover Cleveland appointed him Registrar of the Treasury
      in 1885, a post he held until 1893. He retired to California, where he died on March 11,
      1898.







      Marriage 1 Annie Eliza HAGEMAN

      Children

      1. Has Children Lily ROSECRANS b: in Cincinnati, Ohio
      2. Has No Children William ROSECRANS
      3. Has No Children Adrian Lewis ROSECRANS
      4. Has No Children Mary Louise ROSECRANS
      5. Has No Children Anna ROSECRANS
      6. Has No Children Carl Frederick ROSECRANS
      7. Has No Children Charlotte ROSECRANS
    Person ID I8861  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 4 May 2007 

    Family/Spouse Anna Eliza Hageman,   b. about 1820, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 August 1843 
    Children 
    +1. Lily Rosecrans,   b. April 1860, Cincinnati, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Carl Frederick Rosecrans
     3. Anna (Anita) Rosecrans,   b. July 1870, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F3023  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart



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