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George Cadwalader
Birth: May 16, 1806
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1879
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Major General, Mexican War Brigadier General. While Brigadier General of Pennsylvania Militia, he helped suppress the "anti-foreign" riots in Philadelphia in 1844. Served as a Brigadier General of Volunteer in the Mexican War, being brevetted Major General for his bravery at the Battle of Chapultepec. A successful businessman in between wars, he was made a Major General of Volunteers in April 1862. Served on various military and advisory boards from 1862 to August 1863, when he commanded the Department of Philadelphia. In that capacity, he oversaw the movement of thousands of Union troops through the city, which was a major railstop on the way to the battlefields of Virginia. He also oversaw the numerous wounded men who filled the cities hospitals. His wife was the niece of South Carolina Senator Pierce Butler. He was the younger brother of Pennsylvania Congressman John Cadwalder, and the cousin of Civil War Union Army officers Alexander Williams Biddle and Chapman Biddle. His grandfather was Revolutionary War Pennsylvania Militia General John Cadwalader(bio by: Russ) 
Family links: 
  Thomas Cadwalader (1779 - 1841)
  Mary Biddle Cadwalader (1781 - 1850)
  Frances Butler Mease Cadwalader (1808 - 1880)
  John Cadwalader (1805 - 1879)*
  George Cadwalader (1806 - 1879)
  Thomas Cadwalader (1808 - 1844)*
  Henry Cadwalader (1817 - 1844)*
  William Cadwalader (1820 - 1875)*
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Christ Church Burial Ground
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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George Cadwalader
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George Cadwalader
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 3, 2017
George Cadwalader participated in a major constitutional confrontation between Chief Justice Roger Taney and President Abraham Lincoln. Cadwalader obeyed Lincoln's order to ignore a writ of habeas corpus issued by Taney in the case of Ex Parte Merryman.
- leroymiller1943
 Added: Sep. 6, 2016

- Ricky Fellows
 Added: Feb. 19, 2016
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