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 Frederick Charles Winkler

Frederick Charles Winkler

Birth
Bremen, Germany
Death 22 Mar 1921 (aged 83)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Section 33, Lot 229
Memorial ID 7456791 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He emigrated to the United States with his parents when he was six years of age and settled Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Receiving fine education in his youth, he was a teacher when he entered law school and was admitted to the bar in 1859. He was a lawyer in practice when he enlisted in the Union Army at the start of the Civil War. Appointed Captain of Company B, 26h Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers, he became Judge Advocate General of the XI Corps at the rank of Major in 1862. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 26th Wisconsin Infantry, he participated in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Peach Tree Creek and the Atlanta Campaign. In August 1864, he was promoted Colonel and served on court martial boards for the Judge Advocate General of the XI Corps for remainder of the war. For meritorious services, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on June 15, 1865. After the war, he resumed his law practice, was president of the Milwaukee Public Museum, was vice president of American Bar Association and a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1872.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7456791
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Charles Winkler (15 Mar 1838–22 Mar 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7456791, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .