Remembering General Bidwell

Forest Lawn Cemetery - Company A Engineers along with several other Civil War reenactor groups were privileged to participate in an event to honor the legacy of General Daniel Bidwell and to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his death.  A Buffalo native, General Bidwell led the 49th New York Infantry and saw action in a number of key Civil War battles, including Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Chancelorsville, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg.  

On October 19, 1864 during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, General Bidwell was mortally wounded. He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  A statue in this honor is located at Colonial Circle in Buffalo.

See "General Bidwell" gallery for more images from the event.