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August Willich
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Brigadier General August Willich, c. 1863
Birth name Johann August Ernst von Willich
Born (1810-11-19)November 19, 1810
Braunsberg, Province of East Prussia
Died January 22, 1878(1878-01-22) (aged 67)
St. Marys, Ohio, U.S.
Place of burial
Elmgrove Cemetery, St. Marys, Ohio
Allegiance  Kingdom of Prussia
 United States of America (Union)
Service/branch  Prussia Army
Union Army
Years of service 1828–1846
1861–1865
Rank Second Lieutenant (Prussian Army)
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brigadier General
Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Brevet Major General
Unit 9th Ohio Infantry Regiment
7th (1st Westphalian) Field Artillery Regiment
Commands held 32nd Indiana Infantry Regiment
Horn Brigade
Battles/wars German revolutions of 1848–49
  • Palatine uprising

American Civil War

August Willich (November 19, 1810 – January 22, 1878), born Johann August Ernst von Willich, was a military officer in the Prussian Army and a leading early proponent of communism in Germany. In 1847 he discarded his title of nobility. He later emigrated to the United States and became a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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