Louis Powell Harvey

Louis Powell Harvey

Birth
East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death 19 Apr 1862 (aged 41)
Pittsburg Landing, Hardin County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Section 2, Lot 046
Memorial ID 6029773 · View Source
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Wisconsin Governor. He was working as a teacher, when moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to teach at the Southport Academy. He also edited the Southport American newspaper, (1843-46). He was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate, (1854-58) and Wisconsin Secretary of State, (1859-62). In 1862, he was elected as a Republican the 7th Governor of Wisconsin and during his brief time in office, he was devoted to the welfare of Wisconsin's troops during the Civil War. While on a trip to inspect Wisconsin troops after the Battle of Shiloh, he slipped and fell and drowned in the Tennessee River, making his way through camp after dark.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6029773
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Powell Harvey (22 Jul 1820–19 Apr 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6029773, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .