Gustav Adolf Oskar Wilhelm Frh von Meerscheidt-Hüllessem
(15.10.1825 - 26.12.1895)
place of birth:  Berlin
Königreich Preußen:  KG,  General der Infanterie

                          

General Oskar von Meerscheidt-Hüllessem served in the Prussian military as the commander of V. Army Corps and the Guards Corps. He initially joined the 21st Infantry Regiment at Thorn in 1843 and fought during the German Revolutions of 1848. Meerscheidt then served a a company commander during the Danish War of 1864 and as a battalion commander in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. 

During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, Oberst Meerscheidt- Hüllessem commanded the 41st Infantry Regiment, which was engaged in the campaign at Metz and in northern France. During peacetime, he took command of V. Army Corps in Posen in 1886, and in 1888 replaced Alexander von Pape as commander of the Guards Corp. General von Meerscheidt-Hüllessem retired from active duty in 1893 and died in Berlin two years later, having never married.

     

General der Infanterie ... 23.04.1888

Eisernes Kreuz II ............. Deutsch-Französischer Krieg  1870–1871

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