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David A. Weisiger

Date of Birth:      December 23, 1818
Hometown:         Chesterfield County, VA
Education:           N/A
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     February 23, 1899
Place of Death:    Richmond, VA
Buried At:            Petersburg, VA

Major Battles:       Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Overland Campaign, Siege of Petersburg, Appomattox Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Weisiger would serve in the Mexican War, and reach the rank of 2nd lieutenant, in the 1st Virginia Volunteers.  He would later serve as captain, in the Virginia militia, and would be present when John Brown was executed.  He would enter the Confederate Army, directly from the Virginia militia, as colonel of the 12th Virginia Infantry.  His regiment would be attached to William Mahone's brigade, and he would lead his regiment in battle during the Peninsula Campaign, and the Seven Days.  At Second Manassas, Weisiger would be seriously wounded and would not be able to return to service, until July 1863.  He would follow William Mahone, to brigade command, when Mahone was promoted to command of a division.  He would receive promotion, to brigadier general, after the Battle of the Crater, where he, and Mahone, led the Confederate counterattack.  He was again wounded, at the there.  He would be paroled at Appomattox, after which time, he moved to Petersburg, VA.

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