Major General Frederick Charles Salomon
Co D, 5th MO & 9th WI Regiment Field & Staff
Born in Halberstadt, Prussia on 7 April 1826, Frederick C Salomon became a government surveyor and was a Lieutenant of artillery. He emigrated in 1849 and settled in Manito-woc where he was elected Register of Deeds. He was married in Two Rivers in 1853 to Mathilde Ebel; they had five children.
When talk of a civil war began, Fred enlisted in the three-month Company D, 5th Missouri where his older brother was a Colonel. The Governor of Wisconsin called on Fred to organize a German unit which became the 9th Wisconsin, of which he was named Colonel. In July 1862 he was appointed Brigadier General by President Lincoln and was made Commander of the Army of Kansas 1st Brigade. Frederick as-sumed command of the 1st Brigade of the Army of the Tennessee, and on 4 July 1863 led the forces at the Battle of Helena, Arkansas. Early in 1865 Frederick was Brevetted Major General and mustered out of service on 24 August 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Frederick was County Surveyor in St Charles, MO where his wife died of cholera in 1867. Two years later he married Henrietta Ebel Kuehn, widowed older sister of first wife. In February 1877 the family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where Fred was ap-pointed Surveyor General of Utah.
Frederick Salomon died 8 March 1897 and is buried in Mt Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City.