LANDER, Frederick West USA

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LANDER, Frederick West USA


Born December 17 1821, Salem MA
Died March 2 1862, Camp Chase (Paw Paw) WV
Pre-War Profession Surveyor, particularly for railroads.
War Service 1861 aide to McClellan in western Virginia, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/Stone's Divn at Edwards Ferry (w), defended Hancock MD, asked to be relieved because of his health, died of a "mortal chill".
Notes Prolific writer of patriotic poems.
 
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