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 Wladimir Bonawentura Krzyzanowski

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Wladimir Bonawentura Krzyzanowski

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Rosnowo, Poland, a cousin to Frederick Chopin. He took part in the 1848 Polish uprising against Prussia, after which he need to flee Poland for fear of being arrested. He made his way to NYC, then to Virginia where he worked as a surveyor. He enlisted 2 days after President Abraham Lincoln called for volunteers. On July 2, 1863, he led a counterattack at Gettysburg to stabilize the Union line. After the Civil War, he served as governor of several Southern states. He died in NYC, and was originally buried in Greenwood Cemetery. On the 50th anniversary of his death, his body was moved to Arlington National Cemetery.

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  • Added: 24 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5885457
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wladimir Bonawentura Krzyzanowski (8 Jul 1824–31 Jan 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5885457, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .