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Civil War Soldiers - Salomon
|Salomon, Frederick, brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Prussia, but early in life migrated to America.
Upon the breaking out of the Civil war he became a captain in the 5th
Mo. infantry, being mustered into the service on May 19, 1861, and he
served with that regiment during its three months' term of enlistment,
being mustered out on Aug. 14. During this term of service he
participated in the battles of Dry Forks and Wilson's creek, having
joined Gen. Lyon's expedition toward Fayetteville, Ark. After being
mustered out of the three months' service he assisted in raising the
9th Wis. infantry, of which he became colonel on Nov. 26, 1861, and
with it he first took part in the "Southwestern expedition" into
Kansas, Missouri, and Indian territory. The regiment under his command
routed two Confederate camps at Cowskin prairie, as well as a large
camp of Confederate Indians en route, and took part in an engagement
at Newtonia. He fought at Cane Hill, Prairie Grove, Terre Noir creek,
Poison springs, and Jenkins' ferry, and on June 16, 1862, was
commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers. He served in this
capacity during the remainder of the war, and on March 13, 1865, was
brevetted major-general of volunteers for meritorious service. He was
honorably mustered out on Aug. 24, 1865, and he died on March 8, 1897.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908