Battle Person Detail

Lander, Frederick W.

Lander first served as aide to Union General McClellan at the battles of Philippi and Rich Mountain. In August 1861 he was commissioned as a brigadier general. He was wounded at the skirmish of Edwards' Ferry and was promoted to division commander. In January 1862, he defended the town of Hancock, MD. He became ill when commanding forces in an attack on Bloomery Gap and died at Camp Chase, Paw Paw, Virginia (now West Virginia), in March 1862.
Brigadier General