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Whittlesey, Charles 1808-1886

Geologist; born in Southington, Conn., Oct. 4, 1808, and went to Tallmadge, O., in 1813; graduated at West Point in 1831; resigned the next year, and became a lawyer. Afterwards he engaged in journalism, and in geological and mineralogical surveys of Ohio at different periods from 1837 to 1860. He became assistant quartermastergeneral of Ohio in 1861; engaged in the campaign in western Virginia in the summer of that year; and became colonel of the 20th Ohio Volunteers. He was at the siege of Fort Donelson, and in the battle of Shiloh commanded a brigade in Gen. Lew. Wallace's division, rendering important service. He resigned a few days after this event, and was afterwards engaged in geological exploration. He is the author of several biographical, historical, and scientific works; and was one of the founders and the president of the Western Reserve Historical Society, at Cleveland. He died in Cleveland, O., Oct. 18, 1886.

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