(1822 - 1862)
Home State: Rhode Island
Command Billet: Commanding Division
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Division, IX Corps
Pre-War Profession: Merchant politician. In June 1861 he was commissioned Capt. in the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment and fought at First Bull Run. In October 1861 he resigned his commission, and was appointed Colonel of the 4th Rhode Island. He led the Regiment on the Carolinas expedition, Roanoke Island, New Bern, and Fort Macon. In April 1862 he was appointed BGen. of Volunteers.
On the Campaign
He commanded the Third Division in the Federal Ninth (IX) Corps, and was mortally wounded after leading the Division over Antietam Creek at Snavely's Ford and into the assault on the Confederate positions near Sharpsburg in the afternoon of the 17th. He was relieved by Col Harland in command of the Division.
He was one of the 6 General Officers killed or mortally wounded at Sharpsburg.
References & notes
See more about him, with excellent details about his movements after being wounded, in an extensive bio sketch by Robert E. Gough (2011), hosted by the University of Rhode Island (thanks to Tom Shay for the pointer).
8/18/1822; South Kingston, RI
9/30/1862; Hagerstown, MD; burial in Rodman Family Cemetery, Washington Co, RI