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There were 35 general officers who died of disease during the war. Among them were several prominent and able officers--Generals Summer, C. F. Smith, Birney, Mitchel, Welsh, Buford, Corcoran, Ransom, Crocker, and other noted generals.

A large number of brigades were commanded by Colonels, some of whom held a brigade command for a long time, during which they displayed marked ability, but without any recognition of their services on the part of the Government1 The list of Brigadiers killed in action would convey an erroneous impression as to the losses in that grade, unless accompanied by a supplementary list of the other brigade commanders who also lost their lives in battle.

The following list is composed of Colonels who had been entrusted with brigades, and were exercising such commands at the time of their death. They were men of noble spirits, intrepid soldiers, whose gallantry and ability had won the admiration and respect of all.

Killed in action. Brigade commanders, with rank of Colonel.

Colonel Edward D. Baker, 71st Pennsylvania, Ball's Bluff.
Colonel Julius Raith,2 43d Illinois, Shiloh.
Colonel Everett Peabody, 25th Missouri, Shiloh.
Colonel George Webster, 98th Ohio, Chaplin Hills.
Colonel John A. Koltes, 73d Pennsylvania, Manassas.
Colonel William B. Goodrich, 60th New York, Antietam.
Colonel George W. Roberts, 42d Illinois, Stone's River.
Colonel Frederick Schaefer, 2d Missouri, Stone's River.
Colonel George C. Spear, 61st Pennsylvania, Marye's Heights.
Colonel David S. Cowles, 128th New York, Port Hudson.
Colonel George B. Boomer, 26th Missouri, Vicksburg.
Colonel Edward E. Cross, 5th New Hampshire, Gettysburg.
Colonel George L. Willard, 125th New York, Gettysburg.
Colonel Eliakim Sherrill, 126th New York, Gettysburg.
Colonel Haldinand S. Putnam, 7th New Hampshire, Fort Wagner.
Colonel James E. Mallon, 42d New York, Bristoe Station.
Colonel Edward A. King, 68th Indiana, Chickamauga.
Colonel Hans C. Heg, 15th Wisconsin, Chickamauga.
Colonel Philemon P. Baldwin, 6th Indiana, Chickamauga.
Colonel Edward H. Phelps, 38th Ohio, Missionary Ridge.
Colonel William R. Creighton, 7th Ohio, Ringgold.
Colonel Lewis Benedict, 162d New York, Pleasant Hill.
Colonel Patrick E. Burke,3 66th Illinois, Rome Cross Roads.
Colonel Orlando H. Morris, 66th New York, Cold Harbor.
Colonel Lewis O. Morris, 7th New York (H. A.), Cold Harbor.
Colonel Henry Boyd McKeen, 81st Pennsylvania, Cold Harbor.
Colonel Frank A. Haskell, 36th Wisconsin, Cold Harbor.
Colonel Jeremiah C. Drake, 112th New York, Cold Harbor.
Colonel Richard Byrnes,4 28th Massachusetts,5 Cold Harbor.
Colonel Patrick Kelly, 88th New York,6 Petersburg.
Colonel William Blaisdell, 11th Massachusetts, Petersburg.
Colonel Simon H. Mix, 3d New York Cavalry, Petersburg.
Colonel Calvin A. Craig, 105th Pennsylvania, Deep Bottom.
Colonel Nathan T. Dushane, 1st Maryland, Weldon Railroad.
Colonel Joseph Thoburn,7 1st West Virginia, Cedar Creek.
Colonel Louis Bell, 4th New Hampshire, Fort Fisher.

1 In the Confederate Army, each brigade commandant was commissioned as a Brigadier-General, except where the appointment was a temporary one.

2 Mortally wounded.

3 Mortally wounded.

4 Mortally wounded.

5 Irish Brigade.

6 Irish Brigade.

7 Thoburn commanded a division during the entire Shenandoah campaign, and was in command of it at the time of his death.

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