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Kautz, August V.

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August Valentine Kautz

Born: January 5, 1828

Birthplace: Ispringen, Grand Duchy of Baden

Father: Johann George Kautz 1800 – 1888
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(Buried: Pisgah Ridge Cemetery, Levanna, Ohio)​

Mother: Doretha Elizabetha Loewing 1800 – 1874
(Buried: Pisgah Ridge Cemetery, Levanna, Ohio)​

1st Wife: Kate Emma Quiemuth – 1891
(Buried: Yelm Public Cemetery, Yelm, Washington)​

2nd Wife: Fannie Markbreit 1848 – 1913
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Children:

August Kautz 1859 – 1935​
(Buried: Old Puyallup Indian Cemetery, Tacoma, Washington)​
Captain Austin Kautz 1873 – 1927​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Frances Kautz Read 1874 – 1962​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Navarra Kautz Beall 1880 – 1970​
(Buried: Sunset Cemetery, Montrose, New York)​

Education:

1852: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (35th in class)

Occupation before War:

1832: Immigrated to the United States from Germany

1846 – 1847: Served in the Mexican – American War as a Private
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1852 – 1853: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment

1853 – 1855: 2nd Lt. United States Army 4th Infantry Regiment

1855: Wounded in the Pacific Northwest

1855 – 1861: 1st Lt. United States Army 4th Infantry Regiment

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1866: Captain United States Army 6th Cavalry Regiment

1861 – 1862: Served in the Defense of Washington, D.C.

1862: Served in the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia

1862: Served in the Battle of Mechanicsville, Virginia

1862: Served in the Capture of Hanover Court House, Virginia

1862 – 1864: Colonel of 2nd Ohio Volunteers Cavalry Regiment

1862 – 1863: Commander of Camp Chase, Ohio

1863: Served in the capture of Monticello, Kentucky

1863: Brevetted Major for his service at Monticello, Kentucky

1863: Served in pursuit and capture of John Hunt Morgan

1863: Chief of Cavalry of Union Army, 23rd Army Corps

1863: Served in the Siege of Knoxville, Tennessee

1864 – 1865: Cavalry Commander Army of the James

1864: Served in cutting the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad

1864 – 1866: Brigadier General Union Army Cavalry

1864: Served in cutting the Richmond and Danville Railroad

1864: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for his service at Petersburg, Virginia

1864: Brevetted Colonel for his service at Darbytown Road, Virginia

1864: Brevetted Major General for his role in Richmond, Virginia

1865: Brevetted Brig and Major General for his role in the war

1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th

Occupation after War:

1861 – 1866: Captain United States Army, 6th Cavalry Regiment

1866: Acting Judge Advocate Military Division of the Gulf

1866 – 1869: Lt. Colonel United States Army, 34th Infantry Regiment

1868: Post Commander in Columbus Mississippi

1869 – 1874: Lt. Colonel United States Army, 15th Infantry Regiment

1874 – 1891: Colonel United States Army, 8th Infantry Regiment

1891 – 1892: Brigadier General United States Army

1892: Retired from United States Army on January 5th

Died: September 4, 1895

Place of Death: Seattle, Washington

Cause of Death: Chronic ulcer of duodenum

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
 
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