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