Edward Augustus Wild(1825 - 1891)
Home State: Massachusetts
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a Captain in the First Massachusetts Infantry May 1861 - July 1862, and was appointed Colonel of the 35th Massachusetts on 21 August 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded at South Mountain and lost his arm.
The remainder of the War:
In April 1863 he was appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, assisted in recruiting US Colored Troops, and commanded the "Wild African Brigade" until close of the war.
After the War:
He was a mine superindendent, and traveled to South America.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.
|Birth Date: 11/25/1825 Place of Birth: Brookline, MA |
Death Date: 8/28/1891 Death Place: Medellin, COLUMBIA
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