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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 1 1 Browse Search
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Vilas, William Freeman 1840- Statesman: born in Chelsea, Vt., July 9, 1840; graduated at the Vermont State University in 1858: admitted to the bar: served in the Civil War in 1861-63: resumed the practice of law: elected to the Vermont legislature in 1884; Postmaster-General of the United States in 1885-88: Secretary of the Interior in 1888-89; and United States Senator from Wisconsin in 1891-97. In the latter year he became a regent of the Wisconsin State University.
through the Teche country to Opelousas from Aug. 13, 1863, to Jan. 19, 1864. On leave of absence from Mar. 4, 1864. On expiration of leave of absence, in command of troops at Dauphin Island, Fort Gaines and Milliken's Bend, La. In command at the mouth of White River, Ark., during the winter of 1864-65. On duty, in command of a large district in the state of Arkansas; at Camden, Ark., until the close of the war. Mustered out, Aug. 24, 1865. McLaughlen, Napoleon Bonaparte. Born at Chelsea, Vt., Dec. 8, 1823. Private, Corporal and Sergeant, 2d U. S. Dragoons, May 27, 1850, to Apr. 28, 1859. Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Cavalry, Mar. 27, 1861. On recruiting duty, Boston, Mass. First Lieutenant, 4th U. S. Cavalry, May 3, 1861. Insp. General, Army of Kentucky. Captain, 4th U. S. Cavalry, July 17, 1862. Colonel, 1st Mass. Infantry, Oct. 1, 1862. Engaged at the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Locust Grove, Wilderness and Spotsylvania (commanding provisio