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Daniel Ullman
[[Image:File:General Daniel Ullman.jpg|center|200px|border]]Daniel Ulllman in uniform.
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Born: April 28, 1810
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Died: September 20, 1892
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Allegiance: File:Flag of the United States.svg United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Major General
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Unit: 78th Regiment New York Infantry
Battles: American Civil War
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Daniel Ullman (April 28, 1810 – September 20, 1892) was an American lawyer and politician from New York and was a Major General in the American Civil War.

Political career[]

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Ullman graduated from Yale University in 1829 and moved to New York City, where he began practicing law. A member of the Whig Party, he became a prominent prominent member of the faction opposed to the leadership of William H. Seward. A frequent candidate for office, his most notable campaign was as the American Party candidate for the governorship of New York in 1854, in which he won 26% of the vote.

Civil War service[]

During the Civil War, Ullman became a colonel in the 78th New York Infantry. Captured at the Battle of Cedar Mountain in August 1862, he was detained at Libby Prison until he was paroled two months later. He later approached President Abraham Lincoln about the possibility of enlisting African Americans as soldiers. Though Lincoln was cool to the measure, he did discuss the matter with Ullman again. In January 1863 Ullman was promoted to brigadier general and sent to Louisiana, where he raised five regiments of African Americans as soldiers in a unit that was designated the Corps D'Afrique. Upon the end of the war, Ullman was mustered out and given the rank of major general.

Post war[]

Ullman died in Nyack, New York in September 1892.


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