Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Leopold August Graf von
(12.09.1808 - 12.09.1887)
place of birth: Schloßberg, Norkitten, Ostpreußen (East
General der Infanterie
August Graf von Werder began his military career in 1825
when he joined the Gardes du Corps Regiment in Potsdam. As a young
lieutenant volunteer, von Werder took part in the 1842-43 Russian
campaign in the Caucasus and then returned to Germany to serve at Great
General Staff headquarters in Berlin. During the Austro-Prussian
War of 1866, von Werder was charged with commanding the 3rd Infantry
Division which saw action at Gitschin and Königgrätz.
The Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 saw General von Werder placed
in command of both the occupational troops in Strasbourg, Alsace, as
well as the XIV. Army Corps. Following the war in France, he returned to
celebrate his 50th year of military service in 1875 and was later
ennobled as Graf (Count) von Werder. General Graf von Werder died in
September 1887 at Gut Grüssow in Belgard, Pomerania.
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