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George Cadwalader

  • Birth 16 May 1806 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 3 Feb 1879 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 5894253

Civil War Union Major General, Mexican War Brigadier General. While Brigadier General of Pennsylvania Militia, he helped suppress the "anti-foreign" riots in Philadelphia in 1844. Served as a Brigadier General of Volunteer in the Mexican War, being brevetted Major General for his bravery at the Battle of Chapultepec. A successful businessman in between wars, he was made a Major General of Volunteers in April 1862. Served on various military and advisory boards from 1862 to August 1863, when he commanded the Department of Philadelphia. In that capacity, he oversaw the movement of thousands of Union troops through the city, which was a major railstop on the way to the battlefields of Virginia. He also oversaw the numerous wounded men who filled the cities hospitals. His wife was the niece of South Carolina Senator Pierce Butler. He was the younger brother of Pennsylvania Congressman John Cadwalder, and the cousin of Civil War Union Army officers Alexander Williams Biddle and Chapman Biddle. His grandfather was Revolutionary War Pennsylvania Militia General John Cadwalader.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5894253
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Cadwalader (16 May 1806–3 Feb 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5894253, citing Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .