Civil War Union Army Officer. He served as a company commander with the 20th Maine Infantry during the defense of Little Round Top at Gettysburg and by some accounts may have been responsible for the initiation of the famous bayonet charge. He was brevetted to the rank of Major by the end of the war, and was badly wounded at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Later he became a successful wholesale grocer in Portland, and served two terms as Mayor of Portland.
Bio by: Mandy W.