Dec. 26, 1824 Saint Louis St. Louis City Missouri, USA
Mar. 15, 1914 Chicago Cook County Illinois, USA
Civil War Union Brevet Major General. At the start of the Civil War, he volunteered and was commissioned a Captian in the 12th Illinois Infantry, in 1861. Promoted Colonel in April 1862, he participated in the campaign on the Tennessee River to Fort Henry, led his regiment at Fort Donelson, Shiloh and distinguished himself at Corinth. In December 1863, he was promoted Brigadier General in charge of the organization of colored troops in Tennessee and Kentucky. By January 1864, he had raised a force of 17,000 men and was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers. For the remainder of the war, he commanded a post in Memphis and in the district of Talladega, Alabama. From 1867 to 1869, he was assessor of Internal Revenue for the district of Utah and in 1972, he established himself in Chicago as a banker and stock broker. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
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Brother Chetlain. Thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. Honor, Integrity, and Brotherhood. -
Daniel Moran Added: Jun. 25, 2014
This CDV photograph of Col. Augustus Louis Chetlain (1824-1914), of the 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, was found in the Conant Family CDV photograph album belonging to Abbie Maria (Conant) Daugherty (1845-1916). There was no information on the photo as...(Read more) -
Russell Kasper Added: Nov. 17, 2013