1890 Union General Franz Sigel Autographed Signed Hand Written Letter Civil War
1890 Union General Franz Sigel Autographed Signed Hand Written Letter Civil War. Shortly after the start of the war, Sigel was commissioned. Of the 3rd Missouri Infantry, a commission dating from May 4, 1861. He recruited and organized an expedition to southwest Missouri, and subsequently fought the. Where a force of pro. Missouri militia handed him a setback in a strategically insignificant fight. However, Sigel's defeat did help spark recruitment for the. Sigel later took part in a skirmish at. Throughout the summer, President Lincoln actively sought the support of antislavery, pro-Unionist immigrants. Sigel, always popular with the German immigrants, was a good candidate to advance this plan. On August 7, 1861, to rank from May 17, one of a number of early. In the capture of the Confederate. Battle of Wilson's Creek. Where his command was routed after making a march around the Confederate camp and attacking from the rear. Sigel conducted the retreat of the army after the death of General Lyon.
His finest performance came on March 8, 1862, at the. And personally directed the Union artillery in the defeat of. On the second day of the battle. Sigel was promoted to major general on March 21, 1862. He served as a division commander in the.
And fought unsuccessfully against Maj. Who managed to outwit and defeat the larger Union force in a number of small engagements. Second Battle of Bull Run. Another Union defeat, where he was wounded in the hand.
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