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 Ansel Dyer Wass

Ansel Dyer Wass

Birth
Addison, Washington County, Maine, USA
Death 24 Jan 1889 (aged 56)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Plot Sec-T Lot-288 Grv-5
Memorial ID 20377 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the 6th Massachusetts Militia at the start of the Civil War. He was subsequently commissioned Lieutenant Colonel first of the 19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, then the 41st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Finally, he became Colonel and commander of the 60th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which was a 100-day enlistment militia regiment. He was severely wounded during the 19th Massachusetts' charge and repulse of elements of Pickett's Charge on the Third Day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 3, 1863). In the October 14, 1863 Battle of Bristoe Station, he assumed command of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division of the II Corps when its commander, Colonel James Mallon of the 42nd New York Infantry, was killed. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war".

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  • Added: 22 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20377
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ansel Dyer Wass (12 Nov 1832–24 Jan 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20377, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .