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Felix Agnus
Birth: Jul. 4, 1839
Lyon
Departement du Rhône
Rhône-Alpes, France
Death: Oct. 31, 1925
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Lyons, France, he was a veteran of the Franco-Austrian War, fighting under Emperor Napoleon III. Just after the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, he enlisted in the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry (known as "Duryee's Zouaves"), being mustered in as Sergeant in Company H on April 25, 1861. He saw combat on the first significant ground action of the war at Big Bethel, Virginia on June 10, 1861, where he saved the life of future Union Army general H. Judson Kilpatrick. He rose in the ranks, and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Company D on July 8, 1862 after being wounded in the shoulder during the June 27, 1862 Battle of Gaines Mill. He was then detailed to help recruit a new regiment, which would eventually be mustered in as the 165th New York Volunteer Infantry. Promoted to Captain, he was mustered in as the commander of the unit's Company A on November 28, 1862. Promoted to Major on September 2, 1863,, he served in the field through the end of the war, taking part in the siege of Port Hudson, and the Battles of Fisher's Hill, Third Winchester and Cedar Creek under General Philip H. Sheridan. On March 13, 1865 he received brevets of Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, US Volunteers, as well as a brevet of Brigadier General, US Volunteers for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". Honorably discharged on July 28, 1865, his post war career saw him rise as a prominent newspaperman in Baltimore, Maryland, first working as the business manager of the "Baltimore American" and later founding the "Baltimore Star". (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Druid Ridge Cemetery
Pikesville
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Annandale Section, Lot 415
 
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Originally Created by: Doug
Record added: Jan 26, 2003
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Felix Agnus
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Felix Agnus
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Felix Agnus
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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Perhaps the only blemish on your outstanding record of distinguished service was in saving Kill-Cavalry's life. But, you could not have known...
- cold rain
 Added: Jul. 23, 2014
Companion #01194 - MIlitary Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Apr. 18, 2014
Your name lives on through the Black Aggie Society, Baltimore, Maryland.
- Bob A in Pikesville MD
 Added: Feb. 5, 2014
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