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Civil War Soldiers - Cadwalader
|Cadwalader, George C, major-general, U.S. Army, was
born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1804, son of Gen. Thomas Cadwalader. He
passed his boyhood in Philadelphia and received his education there.
When the war with Mexico began he was commissioned brigadier-general
of volunteers and was present at the battles of Molino del Rey and
Chapultepec, being brevetted major-general for gallantry in the latter
engagement. At the outbreak of the Civil war he was appointed by Gov.
Curtin major-general of state volunteers, and in May, 1861, was placed
in command of the city of Baltimore, then in a state of semi-revolt.
In the following month he accompanied Gen. Patterson as second in
command in the expedition against Winchester, and on April 25, 1862,
he was commissioned major- general of volunteers. In December of that
year he was appointed one of a board to revise the military laws and
regulations of the United States, and on July 25, 1865, he resigned.
He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 3, 1879.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908