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Cdv of (General) William E. Strong, who served with the famous 2nd Wisconsin Infantry at First Bull Run in July of 1861. He was promoted to serve in the 12th Wisconsin Infantry and would be a brevet brigadier general at the end of the war.
No b/m, wear as shown. Further research will show just how remarkable he was as a union officer.
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William Emerson Strong
Residence Racine WI; a 20 year-old Lawyer.
Enlisted on 4/24/1861 at Racine, WI as a Captain.
On 4/23/1861 he was commissioned into "F" Co. WI 2nd Infantry
He was discharged for promotion on 9/7/1861
On 9/7/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff WI 12th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 9/1/1866
* Major 9/7/1861 (As of 12th WI Inf)
* Lt Colonel 2/10/1863 (Lieut Colonel & Asst Inspector General)
* Lt Colonel 12/19/1864
* Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet (Atlanta Campaign)
* Brig-General 3/21/1865 by Brevet
born 8/10/1840 in Granville, NY
Member of GAR Post # 5 (George H. Thomas) in Chicago, IL
died 4/10/1891 in Florence, Italy
Buried: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL
(Married Mary B. Ogden on 04/25/1867)
After the War he lived in Chicago, IL