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Civil War Soldiers - Cutler

Cutler, Lysander, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Massachusetts about 1806. He became an early settler of Wisconsin, and at the beginning of the Civil war he offered his services to the government being appointed colonel of the 6th Wis. infantry, July 16, 1861. He speedily brought this regiment into a state of discipline and rendered it one of the best in the service. He was afterwards in command of the famous "Iron Brigade" (Meredith's), of the Army of the Potomac, to which his regiment was attached, and on Nov. 29, 1862, was commissioned brigadier-general. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers, Aug. 19, 1864, for meritorious services, and resigned from the army, June 30, 1865, leaving the service with scars of two wounds upon his body. He died in Milwaukee, Wis., July 30, 1866.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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