2nd Regiment, three year's volunteers. (Also known as Asboth Rifles.)
QRS. SECOND INF'Y, ASBOTH RIFLES, MO. VOLS.,
Potosi, Mo., August 12, 1861.
Alexander Sandor Asboth
Residence was not listed; 50 years old.
Enlisted on 3/12/1862 as a Brig General.
On 3/12/1862 he was commissioned into
US Volunteers General Staff
He was Mustered Out on 8/24/1865
* Major-Gen 3/13/1865 by Brevet
born 12/18/1811 in Hungary
died 1/21/1868 in Buenos Aries, Argentina
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Dyer: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
- Heitman: Register of United States Army 1789-1903
- The Union Army
- Generals in Blue, Lives of the Union Commanders
- The Civil War Dictionary
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ALEXADER S. ASBOTH
Asboth, Alexander S., brigadier-general, was born in
Keszthely, Hungary, Dec. 18, 1811. He received his education
in Oldenburg, and served some time as a cuirassier in the
Austrian army. He then studied law for a time, and, after
that, turning his attention to engineering, was employed in
various important works in Banat. He served with Kossuth in
the Hungarian war of 1848-49, followed Kossuth to Turkey, and
then came with him, in 1851, to America where he soon became a
citizen. At the outbreak of the Civil war he offered his
services to the government, and, in July, 1861, was sent to
Missouri as chief of staff to Gen. Fremont. He was appointed
a brigadier-general in September of the same year and
commanded the fourth division in Fremont's western campaign.
After that he was assigned to command a division in Gen.
Curtis, army, and during the Arkansas campaign occupied
Bentonville and Fayetteville. In the fighting at Pea ridge he
was severely wounded. The year 1863 saw him in command of
Columbus Ky., and in August of that year he was transferred to
command the district of West Florida. Shortly afterward, at the
battle of Marianna, he was severely wounded, his left
cheek bone being broken and his left arm fractured in two
places. His services in Florida won him the brevet of major-
general, March 13, 1865, and in 1866 he was sent to Argentine
Republic and Uruguay, as United States minister. Two years
later, Jan. 21, 1868, he died at Buenos Ayres, death being
caused by the wound in his face received four years previous.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 8