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M. Weber

M. Weber

Federal (USA)

Brigadier General

Max Weber

"(aka Von Weber)"

(1824 - 1901)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, II Corps

Before Antietam

Pre-War Profession: Lt. in the Grand Duke's Army, then emigrated to US (NY). In May 1861 he organized the "Turner Rifles", later known as the 20th New York Infantry. The 20th NY allegedly carried a black, red and golden German Republican flag besides the American nationals. In April 1862 he was appointed BGen. of Volunteers, and was commandant at Fort Monroe. He commanded the Brigade on the Peninsula Campaign.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Third Brigade of the Second Division of the Second (II) Army Corps and was wounded in his Brigade's assault on the Sunken Road position.

The rest of the War

He served on (what?) duty in Washington, was post commander of Harpers Ferry and troops between Sleepy Creek and Monocracy River, and fought against Early's 1864 raid on Washington.

After the War

He was the US consul at Nantes, France, and tax assessor and collector of internal revenue.


1824; Baden-Baden, Germany