Civil War Union Brigadier General, Maine Governor. When the Civil War began he enlisted in the 1st regiment of Vermont Volunteers and was commissioned a Major. In August 1861, he was promoted Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Maine Regiment and took part in the peninsular campaign. By 1863, he was in temporary command of the 77th New York Regiment after the Battle of Antietam, participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg and at Gettysburg. In January 1864, he was appointed Colonel in command of the 19th Maine Volunteers. At the Battle of the Wilderness, on May 6, 1864, he commanded the brigade and was seriously wounded in the leg. He was commissioned Brigadier General in June 1864, but was incapacitated from active service for the rest of the war due to his injury. After the war, he was appointed assessor of Internal Revenue for the for the Augusta district, Maine. In 1875, he was elected as a Democratic the thirty-fifth State Governor of Maine, serving until 1879.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith