Gilbert Motier Woodward(1835 - 1913)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A lawyer in La Crosse from 1860, he enlisted in Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 May 1861 as Private, and was promoted to First Sergeant. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 25 August 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 15 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was appointed Adjutant of the Regiment on 1 May 1863.
After the War:
He was district attorney of La Crosse County 1866-1873, mayor of La Crosse 1874-1875, and city attorney 1876-1882. He was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1882 and served one term (1883-85). He then practiced law in La Crosse. He was the unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Wisconsin as a Democrat in 1886.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Further details from his Congressional Biography2.
|Birth Date: 12/25/1835 Place of Birth: Washington, DC |
Death Date: 03/13/1913 Death Place: La Crosse, WI Burial Place: Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, WI
1 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 350 - 352 [AotW citation 10122]
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