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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

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