Frederick C. Salomon
|Frederick Charles Salomon|
Frederick Charles Salomon
April 7, 1826|
|Died||March 8, 1897
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Place of burial||Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Allegiance|| United States of America
|Service/branch|| United States Army
|Years of service||1861–65|
He was born in Ströbeck near Halberstadt, Prussia. After attending a gymnasium, he became a government surveyor, later a lieutenant of artillery, and in 1848 a pupil in the Berlin School of Architecture. Soon afterward, he emigrated to the United States, where he settled in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, as a surveyor. For four years, he was county register of deeds, and 1857-1859 he was the chief engineer with the Manitowoc and Wisconsin Railroad.
In 1861 he joined the Missouri 5th Infantry as captain under Gen. Franz Sigel and was present at Wilson's Creek. After three months of service, he was appointed colonel of the 9th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and joined the "Indian Expedition" into Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). He forcibly removed and arrested the commander of the expedition, Colonel William Weer, due to drunkenness.
Salomon was made a brigadier general June 16, 1862. On September 30, 1862, he made an unsuccessful attempt to capture Newtonia, Missouri, during the First Battle of Newtonia. He commanded the victorious Union troops at the Battle of Helena, Arkansas. In March 1865 he received the brevet of major general and was mustered out of service on August 25, 1865.
- List of American Civil War generals
- Prussia in the American Civil War
- German Americans in the Civil War
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Salomon, Frederick". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- General Blunt's Account of His Civil War Experiences where Salomon is referred to as "Solomon"
- Indian Expedition
- Biography at 28thwisconsin.com