Eduard Ernst Friedrich Hannibal Vogel von Falckenstein
(06.01.1797 - 06.04.1885)
place of birth:  Breslau, Niederschlesien  (Wrocław, Lower Silesia)
Königreich Preußen:  KG,  General der Infanterie

                          

General Eduard Vogel von Falckenstein served as a Prussian officer during the 19th century. As an Oberst, Vogel worked for General Graf von Wrangel from 1850 to 1855, functioning as III. Army Corps Chief of Staff at the Berlin headquarters. During the Danish War of 1864, when he was awarded the Pour le Merite honor, General-Lieutenant Vogel von Falckenstein served as Chief of Staff of the combined Prussian-Austro-Hungarian military forces and was also the commander of an army corps supporting Field Marshal von Wrangel. 

Vogel then was commanding general of Prussia's Army of the Main during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. Although he had left the military service in 1868, Vogel von Falckenstein functioned as Governor General of the German Coastland, during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, residing in Hannover. In this capacity, he organized coastal defenses and created an all volunteer maritime patrol. He again retired from his military duties in 1873 and passed away in 1885 at his Dolzig estate located in Lausitz. His eldest son Maximilian likewise served as a General der Infanterie.

     

General der Infanterie ... 18.06.1865

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

Pour le Mérite ................... 22.04.1864