August Heinrich Wilhelm von Horn
(18.02.1800 - 19.04.1886)
place of birth: Loschen, Preußisch Eylau (Bagrationowsk,
General der Infanterie
General August von Horn
served in the Prussian Army beginning in 1816. Von Horn was wed to Antoinette Freiin
d'Orville von Löwenklau. Of his twelve children, two of them (Karl
August and Erich Axel Rudolf) served as generals in the Prussian Army.
August von Horn rose to the rank of Generalleutnant by 1862 and served
as an exemplary commander of a Prussian infantry division during the the Austro-Prussian
War of 1866. As the Prussians went to war with France in 1870, and with four
of General von Horn's sons seeing action there, August von Horn himself
was recalled to active duty to serve as Gustav von Alvensleben's acting commander at
IV. Army Corps
headquarters in Magdeburg.