Civil War Union Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army in May 1861 and was commissioned 1st Lieutenant in the 4th Michigan Regiment. Promoted Colonel in command of the 18th Michigan Regiment in 1862, he served in the Peninsular Campaign and was wounded at Gaines's Mills. He served in Kentucky, in 1863 and was in command of Union forces in a successful defense against Confederate General John B. Hood at Decatur, Alabama, in 1864. He led a brigade at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee and was promoted Brigadier General in command of that city in 1865. He was later assigned as commander of Northeastern District of Louisiana and remained in post until mustered out the Army in November 1865. For his military service, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers. After the war, he was chief cashier of the Merchants' National Bank, Toledo, Ohio.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
BRIG. GEN. U.S.V.