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Cornelius C. Widdis

  • Birth 1840 Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 26 Dec 1890 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 19199

Civil War Union Officer. He served during the Civil War first as a Private in Company F, 22nd Pennsylvania (3-Month) Volunteer Infantry, then as an officer in the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (being only 22 when he was appointed as Captain and commander of the unit's Company A in August 1862). He took command of his regiment on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 1863) when his commander, Colonel Edmund L. Dana, assumed of his brigade and his two superior officers, Lieutenant Colonel Henry S. Huidekoper and Major Thomas Chamberlin, were severely wounded during the fighting near McPherson Woods. He was later captured by Confederate forces during the engagement. Commissioned in March 1864 as Major and Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, neither commission was officially acted upon, and he was discharged on May 16, 1865 at his Captain's rank.

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  • Added: 28 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19199
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelius C. Widdis (1840–26 Dec 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19199, citing Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .