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August von Willich
Birth: Nov. 19, 1810
Death: Jan. 22, 1878

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. A former Prussian Army officer, he recruited German immigrants in Ohio at outbreak of the Civil War and was appointed Colonel of the 32nd Indiana. An innovative officer, he constructed of special wagons to speed up troop movement in combat conditions. Leading the 32nd Indiana, he gained nationwide recognition for actions against the Confederates at Shiloh, Stone's River, Chickamauga and Siege of Chattanooga. Promoted Brigadier General in July 1862, he commanded the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XIV Corps through Tennessee and Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign. For the rest of the war, he served in various administrative roles and was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers on October 21, 1865, then resigned from the Army to return to civilian life. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Elm Grove Cemetery
Saint Marys
Auglaize County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 42
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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August von Willich
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