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Federal (USV)


Julius Wehle

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 66th New York Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Son of a Prague physician, he was a Captain in the 6th Regiment, NY National Guard (State Militia) before the war, and served with them for 90-days of Federal service in early 1861. On 6 September 1861, then age 27, he enrolled in New York City and mustered as Captain, Company A, 66th New York Infantry on 4 November.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, probably succeeded by Lieutenant Colonel Bull afterward.

The rest of the War

He was killed after he had again taken command of the regiment at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He had relieved Lieutenant Colonel Bull, also killed there.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General's Reports of 19011 and 1864 [pdf]. He's also seen as Ordnance Sergeant of the 6th NY Militia in early 1861. Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has his birth in 1838.


c. 1834; Prague, CZECHIA (Czech Republic)


12/13/1862; Fredericksburg, VA


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 27, pg. 906  [AotW citation 26174]