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Alexander Webb, Civil War General

Alexander Stewart Webb, Brigadier General (Union Army) was the leader of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps, during the Battle of Gettysburg (he had been promoted to lead the Brigade just three days before). He received the Medal of Honor for his gallantry at the Battle. He served in the Armyfrom 1855 through 1870.

In 1870, he left the Army and became President of the City College of New York, remaining there for 33 years.

Brigadier General Webb is buried at West Point.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Brady Collection.
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