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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Geddes, James Lorraine 1827-1887 (search)
Geddes, James Lorraine 1827-1887 Military officer; born in Edinburgh, Scotland, March 19, 1827; emigrated to Canada in 1837; subsequently returned to the continent and enlisted in the Indian army, serving in the Punjab campaign; emigrated to Iowa in 1857; at the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted as a private, but soon received a commission, and ultimately was made brevet brigadier-general of volunteers. He wrote a number of war songs which became very popular, among them The stars and stripes and The soldier's battle-prayer. He died in Ames, Ia., Feb. 21, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jenkins, John 1751-1827 (search)
Jenkins, John 1751-1827 Military officer; born in New London, Conn., Nov. 27, 1751; served throughout the Revolutionary War as a lieutenant; and during the Wyoming massacre commanded Forty Fort. He died in Wyoming, Pa., March 19, 1827.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shaler, Alexander 1827- (search)
Shaler, Alexander 1827- Military officer; born in Haddam, Conn., March 19, 1827; was major of the famous New York 7th Regiment before the breaking out of the Civil War, and became lieutenant-colonel of the 65th New York Volunteers in June, 1861. He served in the Peninsular campaign, and under Pope in Virginia and McClellan in Maryland as colonel. In May, 1863, he was promoted brigadiergeneral, and commanded a brigade in the battle of Fredericksburg. In the battle of the Wilderness he was taken prisoner, and was confined at Charleston, S. C. Exchanged in August (1864), he afterwards commanded a division in Arkansas (January, 1865). He was brevetted a majorgeneral of volunteers in 1865. In 1867-68 he was major-general of the 1st Division N. G. S. N. Y.; in 1867-73 connected with the fire department of New York City; and in 1874-75 reorganized the fire department of Chicago. He was given a congressional medal of honor in 1893 for distinguished gallantry in the battle of Frederi