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Ernest von Vegesack

Born: Jun 18, 1820

Death: Jan 12, 1903

Birthplace: Gotland

Nationality: Sweden

Ernest von Vegesack

Date of Birth : Jun 18, 1820
Date of Death : Jan 12, 1903
Birth Place : Gotland

Ernst Mattias Peter von Vegesack was a Swedish volunteer in the Union Army during American Civil War and later on was a member of the parliament of Sweden. After his return to Sweden, he was awarded the brevet grade of Brigadier general of volunteers and in 1893 he received the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Battle of Gaines' Mill.

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