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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