Civil War Union Brigadier General. He served with the Ohio Militia from 1825 until 1849, when he applied himself to a business profession. He volunteered for the Union Army when the Civil War began at the age of 58. He was commissioned as a Brigadier General of U. S. Volunteers and was appointed as commander of Camp Dennison, Ohio. An independent regiment was assigned to him for the purpose of maintaining the camp as well as assisting with the drilling and quartering of volunteer recruits. The regiment was also responsible for protecting the Federal property of the camp. Wade resigned his commission and retired from the service on March 18, 1862. He returned to his estate in Avondale, Ohio to engage in work as a fruit farmer and to pursue other horticultural interests. His was the son of American Revolutionary War Officer, David Wade.
Bio by: K Guy