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1852

June. Ordered to Pacific Coast.

September. Stationed at Columbia Barracks (Fort Vancouver).

1853

August 5. Full captain.

October. Stationed at Fort Humboldt.

1854-1861

July 31, 1854. Resigned from the army, and was in civil life first at St. Louis and finally at Galena, Illinois.

1861

April 18. Was made chairman of a meeting at Galena to raise volunteers. Vainly sought a commission in the army until

June 16. Was appointed colonel of the Twenty-first Illinois Volunteers.

August 7. Brigadier-general of volunteers, dating from May 17.

September 4. Occupied Cairo.

September 6. Occupied Paducah.

November 7. Was defeated at Belmont.

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