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Isaac Ruth Sherwood

  • Birth 13 Aug 1835 Dutchess County, New York, USA
  • Death 15 Oct 1925 Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section 41, Lot 244
  • Memorial ID 5996351

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Congressman. At the start of the Civil War, he was elected a Ohio Probate Judge but resigned to join the 14th Ohio Infantry as a Private in April, 1861. He served throughout the war, promoted through the ranks to Lieutenant Colonel, participated in the Battle of Franklin, the Carolinas Campaign and the final major conflicts of the Eastern Theater. For conspicuous service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers in June, 1865. After the war, he moved to Toledo, Ohio and became the editor of the Toledo Daily. In 1873, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress, serving until 1875. He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the six succeeding Congresses, serving 1907 to 1921 and reelected to the Sixty-eighth Congress, serving 1923 to 1925.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 25 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5996351
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Ruth Sherwood (13 Aug 1835–15 Oct 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5996351, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .