(1821 - 1873)
Home State: Michigan
Command Billet: Regimental Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry
A resident of Jonesville since age 10, he had sought gold in California (1849-52) and been a miller. He enrolled in what became Company C of the Seventh Infantry as it was organized on 19 June 1861, and was commissioned Captain on 19 August. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment on 22 May 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 17 September in the West Woods.
The rest of the War
He was at Fredericksburg, commanding the amphibious assault there on 11 December, and was again wounded. He was commissioned Brigadier General of Volunteers on 12 March 1863, and saw action in Brigade command at Gettysburg and around Richmond into 1864. He was wounded for a third time in action in the Wilderness that summer. He was honorably discharged 24 August 1865.
After the War
He was Register of Deeds in Jonesville, then appointed Minister to Honduras (1869-72).
References & notes
09/08/1821; Sidney Plains, NY
12/30/1873 Jonesville, MI; burial in Jonesville Cemetery, Jonesville, MI
1 Warner, Ezra J., Generals in Blue, Lives of the Union Commanders, Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1964, pp. 25-26 [AotW citation 1090]
3 US Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Published c 1998, first accessed 01 January 2000, <http://www.loc.gov/pictures/>, Source page: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cwpb.07321 [AotW citation 1092]