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E. Ferrero
E. Ferrero

Federal (USA)

Brigadier General

Edward Ferrero

(1831 - 1899)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps

see his Battle Report

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
Pre-War Profession: Dance teacher, LCol. in NY State militia. In October 1861 he was appointed Colonel of the 51st New York Regiment, and served on the North Carolina expedition. He commanded the 2nd Brigade/2nd Division/IX Corps at Second Bull Run, and in September 1862 was appointed BGen. of Volunteers (appointment expired).

In the Antietam Campaign:
At Antietam he commanded the 2nd Brigade of the 2nd Division/Ninth (IX) Corps.

The remainder of the War:
He continued at the head of the Brigade at Fredericksburg, and was reappointed BGen. in May 1863. He commanded the 2nd Brigade in the Vicksburg campaign and at Knoxville, and commanded the 4th Division (later 3rd Division)/IX Corps at Petersburg and the Crater.

After the War:
He resumed his career as a dance teacher and was a ballroom operator.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Notes: He was judged to be culpable for the Crater fiasco with Gen. Ledlie.

Place of Birth: Grenada, SPAIN    


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