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Cdv of (General) William E. Strong, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry (+)
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

Promotions: * 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

Other Information: 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