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.
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