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William Augustus Nichols, Sr
Birth: May 12, 1818
Death: Apr. 8, 1869
Missouri, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. An 1838 United States Military Academy graduate, he devoted his adult life to the military. His Civil War service was performed as a Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General in Washington, D.C. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army on September 24, 1864 and Major General, US Regular Army on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious and faithful services during the war". He remained in the Regular Army after the war, and died in 1869 while on active duty at his Colonel's rank. He was the son-in-law of Brevet Brigadier General Rene E. DeRussy, and the brother-in-law of Brigadier General Gustavus A. DeRussy. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Henrietta Virginia Garland Nichols (1824 - 1843)*
  Clara Louise Derussey Nichols (1829 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Francis Boude Nichols (1842 - 1842)*
  Henrietta Garland Nichols (1843 - 1844)*
  Edward Derussey Nichols (1850 - 1876)*
  Frank B. Nichols (1852 - 1868)*
  William Augustus Nichols (1856 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section OPS1, Site 2276
 
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Originally Created by: Thomas Spangler
Record added: Jul 19, 2008
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- Darlene T.
 Added: Dec. 21, 2014
Companion #00522 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Sep. 24, 2014
USMA Class of 1838
- SLGMSD
 Added: May. 14, 2014
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