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CADWALADER, George, soldier, born in Philadelphia, in 1804" died there, 3 February, 1879. He was a son of General Thomas Cadwalader. His boyhood was passed in Philadelphia, where he attended school, read law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced his profession until 1846, when war with Mexico was declared, and he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers. He was present at the battles of Molino del Rey and Chapultepec, and for gallantry in the latter engagement was brevetted major general. Resuming his law practice in Philadelphia, he followed it until 1861, when the governor appointed him major general of state volunteers. In May of that year he was placed in command of the City of Baltimore, then in a state of semi-revolt against the national government. He accompanied General Patterson as his second in command in the expedition against Winchester (June, 1861). On 25 April, 1862, he was commissioned major general of volunteers, and in December of the same year appointed one of a board to revise the military laws and regulations of the United States. He was the author of " Services in the Mexican Campaign of 1847 " (Philadelphia, 1848).
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