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.