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Civil War Soldiers - White

White, Julius, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Cazenovia, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1813. He removed to Chicago in 1836, engaged in business and political affairs, and was appointed collector of the port of Chicago by President Lincoln. But he soon resigned this office, raised an infantry regiment for the Federal service and went to the front. He served as a colonel of the 37th Ill. infantry under Gen. Fremont in the early Missouri campaign; commanded a brigade and was wounded in the battle of Pea ridge; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in June, 1862, and was transferred to the Army of Virginia under Gen. Pope. At the defense of Harper's Ferry, he was taken prisoner and after being exchanged was ordered to Kentucky to fight guerrillas. On the reorganization of the 23d army corps in 1863 he was given command of the 2nd division, led the right wing of Gen. Burnside's Army of the Ohio into Tennessee and took part in the battles of Loudon and Knoxville. He was conspicuous in several of the campaigns of 1864 till compelled by failing health to resign, and was brevetted major-general of volunteers at the close of the war. In 1872 he was appointed United States minister to the Argentine Republic. Four days before his death he was elected commander of the Illinois Commandery of the Loyal Legion. Gen. White died in South Evanston, Ill., May 12, 1890.

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

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