August von Willich

August von Willich

Birth
Death 22 Jan 1878 (aged 67)
Saint Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA
Burial Saint Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section F, Lot 42
Memorial ID 5893772 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Major General. A former Prussian Army officer, he recruited German immigrants in Ohio at outbreak of the Civil War and was appointed Colonel of the 32nd Indiana. An innovative officer, he constructed of special wagons to speed up troop movement in combat conditions. Leading the 32nd Indiana, he gained nationwide recognition for actions against the Confederates at Shiloh, Stone's River, Chickamauga and Siege of Chattanooga. Promoted Brigadier General in July 1862, he commanded the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XIV Corps through Tennessee and Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign. For the rest of the war, he served in various administrative roles and was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers on October 21, 1865, then resigned from the Army to return to civilian life.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Oct 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5893772
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for August von Willich (19 Nov 1810–22 Jan 1878), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5893772, citing Elm Grove Cemetery, Saint Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .