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Civil War Soldiers - Krzyzanowski
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