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Civil War Soldiers - Weber

Weber, Max, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Germany, but came to America in early life and at the outbreak of the Civil war was residing in the state of New York. On May 9, 1861, he was commissioned colonel of the 20th N. Y. infantry, known as the "Turner Rifles," composed of volunteers from the Turner societies of New York city, and mustered into the U. S. service for a two years' term. For more than a month the regiment was quartered at the Turtle Bay brewery, and on June 13 it embarked for Fortress Monroe, where it encamped at Tyler's point for a month and then moved to Hampton. On Aug. 20 it embarked for Fort Hatteras and participated in the capture of the fortifications, being quartered there until Sept. 25, when it returned to Virginia. The ensuing winter was spent at Camp Hamilton, and on April 28, 1862, Col. Weber was commissioned brigadier- general of volunteers, in which position he served until May 13, 1865, when he resigned from the service and returned to the pursuits of civil life. Gen. Weber died June 15, 1901.

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

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