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Birth: Aug. 7, 1844
Death: Apr. 24, 1923
Wife: Mary E. Weissert.
Children: Florence E. Weissert.
Burial: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee Milwaukee County Wisconsin
Augustus Gordon Weissert Commander-in-Chief 1892-1892 Augustus Gordon Weissert was born at Canton, Ohio on August 7, 1844, the son of Michael and Magdalene (Bernard) Weissert.
At age 17, he enlisted in Co. K, 8th Wisconsin Infantry, the live eagle regiment, enrolling September 10, 1861, having been rejected several times before on account of his age and stature.
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completed, he received an order to remain at the rear to make up the regimental returns, then 15 days behind, on account of the constant campaigning.
When the army advanced, Weissert was found in position with his regiment. When reminded of the order, he replied, I deemed this my place and thought I would go with the regiment, and finish the reports after the battle.
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August 18, 1913.
Sgt. Maj. Weissert was mustered out with his regiment on September 17, 1865. Pasat Commander-in-Chief Weissert died at his home, 101 Eighteenth Street, Milwaukee, on Tuesday, April 24, 1923. He was 79 years old
Sources: http://suvcw.org/garcinc/weissert.htm Soldiers & Citizens Album of Biographical Record, 1889. Vol. 2, Brown & Brown. The Milwaukee Sentinel http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&2062380 http://www.secondwi.com/wisconsinpeople/augie.htm