Augustus Chetlain

Augustus Louis Chetlain

Augustus Louis Chetlain Assisted in raising Galena's first volunteer company, the "Jo Daviess Guards," April 1861 Commissioned Captain, Company F, 12th Illinois Infantry, April 1861

Augustus Chetlain

  • Born December 26, 1824, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Family settled in Galena, 1826
  • Conducted successful mercantile business in Galena
  • Assisted in raising Galena’s first volunteer company, the “Jo Daviess Guards,” April 1861
  • Commissioned Captain, Company F, 12th Illinois Infantry, April 1861
  • Promoted Lieutenant Colonel, May 1861
  • Promoted Colonel, for Gallantry at Fort Donelson, April 1862
  • Commanded Federal Post at Corinth, Mississippi, engaged in raising black troops
  • In charge of raising black troops in Tennessee and Kentucky, for which given rank of brevet Major General, June 1864
  • Commander at Memphis, Tennessee and Talladega, Alabama, 1865-1866
  • Appointed Assessor of Internal Revenue for the District of Utah, 1867
  • Appointed U.S. Consul to Belgium, 1869
  • Returned to Chicago, 1872; engaged in banking business
  • Died in Chicago, March 15, 1914; buried in Galena

 

Greenwood Cemetery Galena, Illinois

Greenwood Cemetery Galena, Illinois