BMG  ★  Ullmann, Daniel

Daniel Ullman


Born: April 28, 1810

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

Father: John James Ullmann

Wife: Amelia Goodin Berrian 1831 – 1890
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, New York)​


1829: Graduated from Yale University​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in New York City, New York​
Prominent leader in the opposition of William H. Seward​
1854: Unsuccessful Know – Nothing Candidate for Governor​
1857: Witness in the trial of Burdell – Cunningham Trial​

Civil War Career:

1862 – 1863: Colonel of 78th​ New York Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1862: Captured at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia
1862: Prisoner of War held at Libby Prison for two months.​
Approached President Lincoln about enlisting African Americans.​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
Sent to Louisiana where he raised five regiments of African Americans​
Commander of a unit designated the corps d’Afrique​
1863: Led the corps d’Afrique in the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana​
1863 – 1864: Union Army Commander District of Port Hudson​
1863 – 1865: Led African American Soldiers until he had a division​
1865: Developed an alcohol problem and dismissed from Army.​
1865: Mustered out the Army in August as Brevet Major General​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in New York​
Suffered from effects with his eyes that impaired his ability to read and write​
His whole left side was affected by Paralysis​
He suffered from permanent lameness in his left leg​

Died: September 20, 1892

Place of Death: Nyack, New York

Cause of Death: Old Age and malarial complications

Age at time of Death: 82 years old

Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, New York
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
He complained and lobbied for his black troops who he said were treated more like laborers than soldiers. He said his troops were supplied with "arms almost entitely unserviceable".


Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
The 78th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment that Ullmann was Colonel of was raised in New York except for it's Co. K which was from Michigan. It's initial duty was the defense of Washington D.C.It was moved to Harper's Ferry for defense of that town on April 24,1862 and attached to Sigel's Division in the Department of the Shenandoah.Several months later it became part of Pope's Army of Virginia