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Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Gottfried Becker

(1827 - 1867)

Home State: Ohio

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He is mentioned as a veteran of the 'German Revolution' of 1848. He first fled to Switzerland, and arrived in US in 1850. In 1860 he was in Chicago, Illinois.

Civilian Occuptation: Editor of the Turnzeitung.

In May 1862, the 28th Ohio was in West Virginia, where the unit joined General Cox's Kanawha Division. Colonel Augustus Moor was assigned to command the brigade, and, Lt Colonel Becker became the acting commander of the Regiment - as he would be for the rest of the war.

After the War

By 1890 he was living in Cincinnati, Ohio.

References & notes

Source: Biographical Dictionary of 1848ers, online.


1827; Frankenthal, Palatinate, GERMANY