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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 the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam 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 remainder 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.

Birth State: NY    

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