David Addison Weisiger
b. Dec. 23, 1818, Chesterfield County, Va.
d. Feb. 23, 1899, Richmond, Va.

Weisiger served in the Mexican War and was officer of the day at the execution of abolitionist John Brown before entering the Confederate Army after Virginia seceded. He fought at Seven Pines and in the Seven Days' and Second Bull Run campaigns where he was seriously injured at the latter. After almost a year recuperation, he commanded again at Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor. He was wounded again at the Battle of the Crater where he received a promotion to brigadier general for his performance. At Appomattox, he was wounded three times and had two horses shot from under him before surrendering. After the war, he worked as a bank cashier in Petersburg, Virginia, and later moved to Richmond.

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