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Langhorne Wister
Birth: Sep. 20, 1834
Germantown
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1891
Germantown
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War first as a Captain in the 13th Pennsylvania Reserves, then as Colonel and commander of the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He assumed command of his regiment's brigade on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 1863), when the fierce fighting around the McPherson House struck down previous commander Col. Edmund Dana. Also fought in the Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and the Wilderness. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "distinguished gallantry at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa.; alos for gallant conduct at the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Va., and for meritorious services during the war". (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Wister (1804 - 1881)
  Sarah Logan Fisher Wister (1806 - 1891)
 
 Siblings:
  William Rotch Wister (1827 - 1911)*
  John W. Wister (1829 - 1900)*
  Harvey Langhorne Wister (1831 - 1852)*
  Langhorne Wister (1834 - 1891)
  Elizabeth Harvey Wister (1836 - 1838)*
  Jones Wister (1839 - 1917)*
  Francis Wister (1841 - 1905)*
  Rodman Wister (1844 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section L, Lot 316-318
 
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Record added: Jan 08, 2000
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Langhorne Wister
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Langhorne Wister
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Langhorne Wister
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- Evette Dingle-Smith
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Companion #02344 - MIlitary Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
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 Added: Nov. 21, 2013
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