1808 – Lysander Cutler Born

On this date was born in Worcester County, Mass. Cutler moved to Milwaukee in 1856. In July, 1861, he was commissioned Colonel of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry. He was appointed Brigadier General in November, 1862, and Major General in August, 1864. He participated in the battles of Gainesville, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and in the Wilderness campaign. He was wounded at Gainesville, Frederickburg, and Weldon Road.