Friedrich Julius Wilhelm Graf von Bose
(12.09.1809 - 22.07.1894)
place of birth: Sangerhausen
General der Infanterie
General von Bose served initially as a Page in the
court of Weimar at the age of twelve and joined the 26th Infantry
Regiment four years later. As a young officer, he attended the Military
Academy from 1832 to 1835 and then functioned as an adjutant in the
Fourth Army Corps in Magdeburg until 1852. In 1858, von Bose was
assigned as General Hans von Schack's Chief of Staff at Fourth Corps
headquarters. He then commanded his own regiment, followed by a transfer
to serve in the War Ministry in Berlin from 1861 to 1863.
As a Generalmajor, von Bose commanded the 15th Infantry Brigade
during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, seeing action at Münchengrätz,
Blumenau, and Königgrätz. During
the interim peacetime, he was promoted and transferred to Hannover to
command the 20th Infantry Division. The Franco-Prussian War years
saw him serving as commanding general of the XI. Army Corps, and
General von Bose was wounded twice during the Battle at Wörth.
Following the war, von Bose became the Inhaber (proprietor) of
the 31st Infantry Regiment in Altona, which was named in his honor
following his death in 1894.
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