★  White, Julius

Julius White

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Born: September 23, 1816

Birthplace: Cazenovia, New York

Father: Lemuel White 1787 – 1854

Mother:
Emilie White 1789 – 1875

Wife: Catherine Frances Collins 1813 – 1892
(Buried: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois)​

Children:

Edward Macon White 1841 – 1873​
(Buried: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois)​
Mildred White Roanne 1846 – 1881​
(Buried: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois)​
Fremont White 1850 – 1851​
(Buried: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois)​
Lizzie Ruggles White Sullivan 1852 – 1917​
(Buried: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois)​
Henry Teneyck White 1853 – 1942​
(Buried: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois)​

Occupation before War:
Commercial Businessman in Illinois, and Wisconsin​
Wisconsin State Representative​

Civil War Career:
1861: United States Collector of Customs in Chicago, Illinois​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 37th Illinois Infantry Regiment​
1861: Led his regiment in Southwest Missouri Campaign​
1862: Served in the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Railroad Brigade Commander 8th Army Corps Middle Dept.​
1862: Served in the Battle of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia​
1863: Brought before a court of inquiry for his role at Harper’s Ferry​
1863: Commander of 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps​
1863: Commander of 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps​
1863: Served in the Knoxville, Tennessee Campaign​
1864: Chief of Staff for 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac​
1864: Division Commander at Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia​
1864: Resigned from the Union Army on November 19th

Occupation after War:

Lived with modest financial success​
Active Member of Military Order of the Loyal Legion​
Illinois Commander of Military Order of the Loyal Legion​

Died: May 12, 1890

Place of Death: Evanston, Illinois

Cause of Death: Bad Health

Age at time of Death: 73 years old

Burial Place: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois
 
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The War Department had White arrested because Harper's Ferry (12,000 troops) was surrendered to Stonewall Jackson. He had been assigned to command the garrison but left the actual command up to his predecessor, Col. Dixon S. Miles, but felt it inappropriate to actually assume command since Miles knew the situation and terrain better. Miles was accidentally killed during the surrender and White had no real choice but to go through with the . The War Department then had him arressted. He was eventually cleared and transferred to the Department of the Ohio where he took part in the Knoxville Campaign.
 
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The biography lists him as chief of staff for the 9th Corps in the Army of the Potomac which was actually Burnside's chief of staff. When Burnside was removed White was given a division. After his "new" division was broken up he went on indefinite sick leave.
 
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White's Regiment, the 37th Illinois Volunteer Infantry was nicknamed the "Fremont Rifles" and was also known as the "Ilinois Greyhounds." After being promoted to brigadier on June 9, 1862 he led the "Railroad Brigade" in the VIII Corps.
 
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The 1st division, XXIII was his last command.It was this division he led at Globe Tavern and this is the division that was disbanded in the Summer of 1864.This left White without a command and might have been the cause of White's resignation on November19, 1864.
 
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