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Civil War Soldiers - Krzyzanowski

Krzyzanowski, Wlademir, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Raznova, Poland, July 8, 1824. He was a revolutionist in Poland and fled to New York in 1846, becoming a civil engineer. In 1861 he organized the Turner rifles, was commissioned captain, and on Oct. 22, he became colonel of the 58th N. Y. volunteers, which he led in the Army of the Potomac. He distinguished himself particularly during the war at the battle of Chancellorsville. He was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862, and his commission expired March 4, 1863, the senate failing to ratify the appointment. He was mustered out Oct. 1, 1865, and was given a civil appointment in California, afterwards serving as governor of Alaska and as inspector of customs at various South American ports. He was appointed special agent of the treasury department in the New York custom house in 1883, and held this office until his death, which occurred in New York city, Jan. 31, 1887.

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

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