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J. White

J. White

Federal (USA)

Brigadier General

Julius White

(1816 - 1890)

Home State: Illinois

Command Billet: Martinsburg Garrison Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Harpers Ferry Garrison


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Pre-War Profession: Businessman, politician, collector of customs in Chicago. In September 1861 he was appointed Colonel of the 37th Illinois Infantry (aka Fremont Rifles), and commanded the 2nd Brigade/3rd Division at Pea Ridge. In June 1862 he was appointed BGen. of Volunteers, and in September was stationed at Harpers Ferry.

On the Campaign

He was the officer who surrendered Harpers Ferry to LGen Jackson. He was paroled by the Confederates and arrested by Federal authorities but later exonerated.

The rest of the War

He commanded the 2nd Division/XXIII Corps at Knoxville, and was chief of staff until the Petersburg Mine disaster. He resigned his commission in November 1864 for ill health.

After the War

Post War Career: Businessman.


1816 in NY