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(1819 - 1902) Colonel of the 9th Ohio Infantry, the first almost all-German unit to enter the Union Army. Kaemmerling was also arguably a brigadier general, as he argues in this A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., Tell City, In., Sep. 7, 1890. In part: '...In reply to your Letter of Sept. 2d [I] send you the date of my commission as Brigadier General of Vol...' He signs, adding below: 'Promoted Brig. General of Volunteers April 7th 1864 to rank from January 25th 1864' Accompanied by a T.L.S. from the War Dept. Adjutant General's Office, Washington, June 9, 1923 which refutes Kaemmerling's claim: '...It appears from the records on file that Colonel Kaemmerling declined to accept an appointment as brigadier general of volunteers tendered to him on April 7,1864...' Intriguing.

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