(1827 - 1912)
Home State: Wisconsin
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry
see his Battle Report
He was a lawyer and served as district attorney.
On the Campaign
In command of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry, part of the famous 4th 'Black Hat' Brigade of the 1st Division, I Corps. He led his Regiment on the South Mountain assault on September 14th. The Brigade was the spearhead of the initial I Corps attack down the Hagerstown Pike against the Confederate Left early on the 17th. He was wounded in the arm on that morning, and retired to the rear soon after. Command at that point devolved on Major Dawes.
The rest of the War
In March 1863 he was named Colonel and commanded the regiment at Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. In June 1864 he was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers.
After the War
He was a Politician. US Congressman, US Minister to Mexico, and Consul General to Hong Kong.
2/20/1827; Unadilla, NY
6/12/1912; Fond Du Lac, WI