(11.04.1816 - 03.05.1900)
place of birth: Szelejewo,
Provinz Posen (Poznan, Poland)
General der Infanterie
General von Kummer served as an officer in the Prussian Army
during Austro-Prussian War of 1866 and as a
division level commander in the Franco-Prussian War
of 1870-71. After launching his military career in 1834 with 18th
Infantry Regiment, von Kummer later saw action in 1848 as Prussian
forces quelled numerous Polish rebellions. Upon attaining the rank of
Oberst, von Kummer was transferred to Berlin in 1860 to serve for three
years August Prinz von
Württemberg's chief of staff at Guard Corps headquarters.
As a Generalmajor, von Kummer commanded 25th
Infantry Brigade during the Austro-Prussian
War of 1866, engaged as part of the Main Army. His
outstanding leadership during this period merited him the Pour
le Merite honor. The Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71
saw Generalleutnant von Kummer heading troops of 3rd Reserve Division
which took part in the capture of the city of Metz. He was then
transferred to northern France to command 15th Division, engaged in
battle at Amiens, Hallue, and St.
Quentin. In the post-War years, General von Kummer functioned
as military governor of Cologne, retiring from active duty in 1877.
He passed away in 1900 in Hannover. His son Heinrich Ferdinand von
Kummer served as a Prussian general officer as well.