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 Joseph Karge

Joseph Karge

Birth
Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Death 27 Dec 1892 (aged 69)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 4900 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Educator. A Polish Cavalry officer who immigrated to the United States, his training turned the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry regiment from a dispirited, unruly mob to a well disciplined unit with an outstanding battle record. He was wounded in 1862, and while recovering at home, recruited the 2nd New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry. He commanded the regiment, then a brigade in the General Benjamin H. Grierson's successful cavalry raids in Tennessee and Alabama, for which he was given the brevet of Brigadier General, US Volunteers. After the war he was a Professor of Languages at Princeton University for over 20 years.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4900
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Karge (4 Jul 1823–27 Dec 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4900, citing Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .