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Brigadier General August Willich, c. 1863
|Birth name||Johann August Ernst von Willich|
November 19, 1810|
Braunsberg, Province of East Prussia
|Died||January 22, 1878
St. Marys, Ohio, U.S.
|Place of burial||
Elmgrove Cemetery, St. Marys, Ohio
|Allegiance|| Kingdom of Prussia
United States of America (Union)
|| Prussia Army
|Years of service||1828–1846
|Rank||Second Lieutenant (Prussian Army)
Brevet Major General
|Unit||9th Ohio Infantry Regiment
7th (1st Westphalian) Field Artillery Regiment
|Commands held||32nd Indiana Infantry Regiment
|Battles/wars||German revolutions of 1848–49
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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