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E. A. Wild

E. A. Wild

Federal (USA)

Colonel

Edward Augustus Wild

(1825 - 1891)

Home State: Massachusetts

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

He was wounded at South Mountain and lost his arm.

The rest 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 & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

Birth

11/25/1825; Brookline, MA

Death

8/28/1891 Brookline