Gottfried Becker(1827 - 1867)
Home State: Ohio
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 28th Ohio Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He is mentioned as a veteran of the 'German Revolution' of 1848. He first fled to Switzerland, and arrived in US in 1850. In 1860 he was in Chicago, Illinois.
Civilian Occuptation: Editor of the Turnzeitung.
In May 1862, the 28th Ohio was in West Virginia, where the unit joined General Cox's Kanawha Division. Colonel Augustus Moor was assigned to command the brigade, and, Lt Colonel Becker became the acting commander of the Regiment - as he would be for the rest of the war.
After the War:
By 1890 he was living in Cincinnati, Ohio.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Biographical Dictionary of 1848ers, online.
|Place of Birth: Frankenthal, Palatinate, GERMANY |
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