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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

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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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