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GENERAL CARL SCHURZ

 

Date of Birth: March 2, 1827

Place born: Germany

Death: May 14, 1906

Where died: Terrytown, New York

Where buried: Terrytown, New York

Father's name: Unknown

Mother's name: Unknown

 

 

BRIEF HISTORY PRIOR TO CIVIL WAR:

From Watertown, WI

Educated in University of Bond Germany

Helped in President Lincoln's election

Urged immigrant Germans into voting for Lincoln

July 1861 Administer of Spain

Came back to join Army

 

 

BRIEF HISTORY DURING THE CIVIL WAR:

Command the 26th of Wisconsin

Appointed General by President Lincoln

Command the 3rd Division

Help created the First Veterans Volunteer Corp.

Fought at 2nd Bull Run

Command the 26th Wisconsin at Chancellorsville which he was criticized because he said he could not hold Maryes Hill and for ordering the 26th to retreat. The 26th was nicknamed "The Flying Dutchman"

He served as Chief of Staff of the Army of Georgia

During the last months of the war he served as General Slocum's chief of staff in the Carolinas

May 6, 1865 he resigned

 

BRIEF HISTORY AFTER THE CIVIL WAR:

Service 1 term of the US Senate

Was Grant's interior secretary.

1881 He was editor of New York Evening Post

Was a "free thinker"

Was involved in politics and people freedom till he died

 

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