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 Gustav Heinrichs

Gustav Heinrichs

Birth
Germany
Death 20 Jan 1874 (aged 45)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 19333 · View Source
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Union Civil War Officer. His America Civil War service was all with Missouri units: first as a first lieutenant adjutant in Franz Sigel’s 3rd Missouri Infantry. As Major, he then organized a battalion of Benton Hussars Cavalry at St. Louis, and commanded them through the battle of Pea Ridge in March 1862. In May 1863, he transferred to the 4th Missouri Cavalry, headquartered at Columbus, Kentucky. With the summer came a new assignment as superintendent and inspector of military prisons in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Promoted to lieutenant colonel in September 1864, he assumed command of the 41st Missouri Infantry, organized at Benton Barracks, which reported to St. Louis for garrison duty as prison guards in October. He was awarded a brevet promotion to brigadier general on March 13, 1865, and in April, as the war ended, he assumed command of the post of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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  • Added: 2 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19333
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gustav Heinrichs (18 May 1828–20 Jan 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19333, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .