Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Weber, Max

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WEBER, Max, soldier, b. in Achern, Baden, 27 Aug., 1824. He was graduated at the military school of Carlsruhe, in 1843, as a lieutenant of infantry, and held a commission in the army of Baden until 1849, when he served with the revolutionists under Gen. Franz Sigel. He came to this country in the same year, settled in New York city, and on 16 May, 1861, became colonel of the 20th New York regiment. He was stationed at Fort Monroe and took part in the capture of Fort Hatteras, and from September, 1861, till May, 1862, commanded Camp Hamilton, near the former post, being commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, 28 April, 1862. He was at Newport News during the fight between the “Monitor” and “Merrimac,” in anticipation of a Confederate attack by land, took part in the capture of Norfolk in May, and then commanded at Suffolk till September, when he was ordered to the Army of the Potomac. He led a brigade at South Mountain and Antietam, where he received a wound that crippled his right arm for life. He served under Gen. David Hunter and Gen. Franz Sigel in the Shenandoah valley in 1864, and, while commanding at Harper's Ferry, repelled Gen. Jubal A. Early's attack of 4-7 July. Gen. Weber resigned his commission on 13 May, 1865. He was assessor of internal revenue in New York in 1870-'2, and then collector till April, 1883, when he resigned.