Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served as an officer in the 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, which was part of the famous "Iron Brigade" of the Army of the Potomac. Rising to Lieutenant Colonel of the unit, he was with them at the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Engaged in the Herbst Woods on the western side of the town, he sustained a wound to his right leg that caused it's amputation. Incapacitated from field service, he was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps, becoming a Captain in the 4th VRC. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa." After the war he served first as United States Marshal for the District of Indiana (1879 to 1881), then as United States Commissioner of Pensions (1881 to 1884).
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