William Redwood Price

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William Redwood Price
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Born (1836-05-20)May 20, 1836
Died December 30, 1881(1881-12-30) (aged 45)
Place of birth Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Place of death Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance US flag 37 stars.svg  United States
Service/branch Seal of the United States Board of War.png United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 — 1874
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Brevet Brigadier General
Unit 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
6th U.S. Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Hualapai War

William Redwood Price was an American military officer who participated in the American Civil War on the Union side and later in the Hualapai War.


Price was born in Cincinnati on May 20, 1836[1] and entered military service when the American Civil War broke out by joining the Union Army as a captain in the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry.[2] He was the Assistant Commissary of Musters of the staff of William W. Averell. Due to his skills in administration he was reassigned to Washington D.C. where he served as an Assistant Adjutant-General and then as Assistant Inspector-General in the Cavalry Bureau.[3] He was brevetted Brigadier General in March 13, 1865. Staying in the army; he became Lieutenant Colonel of the 6th U.S. Cavalry Regiment.[3] In 1867 Price organized a garrison of men from the 8th U.S. Cavalry Regiment and the 14th U.S. Infantry Regiment, stationed in Fort Whipple, to launch raids against the Hualapai during the Hualapai War.[4] Price retired in 1874[5] and died in December 30, 1881 in Germantown, Philadelphia. He was buried at the Laurel Hill Cemetery.[1]

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