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Encyclopedia > Joseph Cilley (senator)
Joseph Cilley
This article is about the U.S. Senator. For his grandfather, the New Hampshire state senator and maj. gen. (1734-1799), see Joseph Cilley (state senator).

Joseph Cilley (January 4, 1791 - September 16, 1887) was a United States senator from New Hampshire. Joseph Cilley (1734-1799) was a New Hampshire state senator and general. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ...


Cilley was born in Nottingham, New Hampshire, the son of Greenleaf Cilley and his wife Jane Nealy. He was also the grandson of Revolutionary War officer Joseph Cilley whom he was named after. He was the nephew of Bradbury Cilley and brother of Jonathan Cilley. Cilley was educated at Atkinson Academy and joined the army to fight in the War of 1812 as an officer in the 21st Infantry Regiment seeing action at the Battle of Sackett's Harbor and Battle of Chrysler's Farm. Joseph Cilley was severely wounded at the Battle of Lundy's Lane, he was shot through the leg by a musket ball causing a compound fracture. He attained the brevetted rank of captain, was the quartermaster of the New Hampshire Militia in 1817, and the division inspector in 1821. Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1722 Board of Selectmen Mary L. Bonser, Chairman Peter M. Bock William P. Netishen Area    - Town 125. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz KoÅ›ciuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir... Joseph Cilley was born in 1734 at Nottingham, New Hampshire to Capt. ... Jonathan Cilley (July 2, 1802 - February 24, 1838) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine. ... Combatants United States Great Britain Canada Bermuda Eastern Woodland Indians Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other... The Battle of Sacketts Harbor was fought in northwestern New York on May 29, 1813 during the War of 1812. ... Combatants Britain United States Commanders Gordon Drummond Phineas Riall Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Strength At start: 2,200, 5 guns Reinforcements: 1,800, 3 guns At start: 2,000, 3 guns Reinforcements: 1,000, 6 guns Casualties 84 dead 559 wounded 193 missing 42 captured 171 dead 572 wounded 110... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bone healing. ... Captain is a nautical term, an organizational title, and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ... The New Hampshire Militia was first organized in March 1680, by New Hampshire Colonial President John Cutt. ...


After his military service Joseph Cilley became an aide to Governor Benjamin Pierce in 1827. He was then elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Levi Woodbury and served from June 13, 1846 until March 3, 1847. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846, after which he retired to his farm in Nottingham. He was interred in the General Joseph Cilley Burying Ground in Nottingham Square. Benjamin Pierce (December 25, 1757-April 1, 1839), U.S. Democratic-Republican Party politician, He served as Governor of New Hampshire from 1827 to 1828 and from 1829 to 1830. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Levi Woodbury (December 22, 1789–September 4, 1851) was the first justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to have attended law school. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Preceded by
Benning W. Jenness
United States Senator (Class 2) from New Hampshire
June 13, 1846March 3, 1847
Served alongside: Charles G. Atherton
Succeeded by
John P. Hale
Preceded by
Daniel Sturgeon
Oldest living U.S. Senator
July 3, 1878-September 16, 1887
Succeeded by
Simon Cameron

New Hampshire ratified the Constitution on June 21, 1788. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Charles G. Atherton Charles Gordon Atherton (4 July 1804-15 November 1853), was a Democratic Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. ... John Parker Hale (March 31, 1806 - November 19, 1873) was an American politician. ... Daniel Sturgeon (October 27, 1789–July 3, 1878) was an American physician, banker and Democratic party politician from Uniontown, Pennsylvania. ... This page contains the individuals, who, at the time of their deaths, were the earliest living senators of any U.S. state. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Simon Cameron Simon Cameron (March 8, 1799 – June 26, 1889) was United States Secretary of War for Abraham Lincoln from 1861 to 1862. ...

Sources

  • This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Scales, John. Life of General Joseph Cilley. New Hampshire: Standard Book Co., 1921.
  • Memoirs and Services of Three Generations: General Joseph Cilley, First New hampshire Line. War of the Revolution; Johnathan Longfellow, Father of sarah, wife of General Joseph Cilley; Colonel Joseph Cilley, U.S. Senator and Officer in the War of 1812; Honorable Johnathan Cilley, Member of Congress form Maine; Commander Greenleaf Cilley, War with Mexico and War of 1861; General Johnathan P. Cilley, First Main Cavalry, War of the Rebellion Reprint from the Courier-gazette, Rockland Maine, 1909
  • Congressional Biography

 
 

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