US Cavada, Federico Fernandez

Federico Fernandez Cavada


Born: July 8, 1831

Birthplace: Cienguegos, Cuba

Father: Isidoro Fernandez Cavada – 1838

Mother: Emelie Howard

Wife: Carmela “Mela” Merino

Occupation before War:

Civil Engineer and Topographer with Panama Canal​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Captain, Company K, 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in Union Army Air Balloon Corps​
1862 – 1865: Lt. Colonel of 114th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Led 312 men onto the field at Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Captured on 2nd day of Battle of Gettysburg, Peach Orchard​
1863 – 1864: Prisoner of War held at Libby Prison​
1864: Resigned from Union Army on June 19th

Occupation after War:

1868 – 1871: General in Cuban Liberation Army​
1871: Executed by the Spanish Government on July 1st

Died: July 1, 1871

Place of Death: Puerto Principe, Cuba

Cause of Death:

Age at time of Death:
39 years old

Burial Place:
Unknown Burial Place in Cuba
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