M A J O R G E N E R A L
Army of the JAMES
Name WEITZEL, Godfrey
Born November 1 1835, Cincinnati OH
Died March 19 1884, Philadelphia PA
Pre-War Profession West Point 1855, construction of New Orleans fortifications, West Point instructor.
War Service 1861 served in Fort Pickens, chief engineer to Butler's expedition against New Orleans, acting mayor of New Orleans, August 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, 1863 commanded 1st Divn/XIX Corps at Port Hudson, chief engineer of Army of the James at Petersburg, commanded XVIII then XXV Corps, November 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Fort Fisher, commanded all troops north of the Appomattox River during final operations of the War.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 28 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the engineers, constructed ship canal at the Falls of the Ohio, the great lock at Sault Sainte Marie and the lighthouse on Stannard's Rock in Lake Superior.