Wisconsin's Salomon Brothers in the Civil War
In 1927 the citizens of Manitowoc, Wisconsin erected this monument on the lawn of the Manitowoc County Courthouse in honor of the four Salomon brothers for their service in the Civil War.
Monument to Salomon Brothers
(Left to Right: Charles, Fredrick, Edward and Herman)
Brevet Brigadier General Charles Eberhard Salomon was born in Halberstadt, Prussia on June 24, 1824. He served as Colonel of the 5th Missouri Volunteers, May 4, 1861. He followed his brother, General Frederick Salomon, as Colonel of the 9th Wisconsin Volunteers and was Breveted Brigadier General March 13, 1865. He was mustered out of service December 3, 1865. He died January 1894 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Brevet Major General Frederick Charles Salomon born April 7, 1826 in Halberstadt, Prussia. Emmigrated in 1849 and settled in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Enlisted May 4, 1861 as Captain of Co. C of the 5th Missouri Volunteers; Colonel of the 9th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment, August 22, 1861; Brigadier General July 16, 1862 and Brevet Major General March 16, 1865. He died March 8, 1897 in Salt Lake City, Utah and is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetary.
Edward Salomon, Civil War Governor of Wisconsin, born August 11, 1827 in Halberstadt, Prussia. Edward was a Lawyer in Milwaukee and was elected Leiutenant Governor in 1861 with Governor Louis P. Harvey. When Governor Harvey was drowned in the Tennessee River while inspecting Wisconsin troups after the Battle of Shiloh, Edward succeeded him in April 1862 and served the remainder of the term until 1864. He died April 21, 1909 in Germany at Frankfurt am Main.
Herman Salomon was born January 1, 1834 in Halberstadt, Prussia. He enlisted September 4, 1861 in Co. I of the 1st Missouri Vol. Engineer Regiment (Bissell's) and was discharged at end of term as Sgt. of the 1st Missouri Volunteer Engineer Regiment at East Point, Georgia on September 28, 1864. He died September 20, 1881 and is buried in Evergreen Cememtary in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Photographs and information were provided by Kent Salomon, SUVCW Camp #8, Department of Wisconsin.