; born in Rockland, Me.
, Oct. 31, 1835; was graduated at West Point
in 1861; and for his gallant conduct in the Battle of Bull Run
(1861) was brevetted major.
He served in the campaigns on the Peninsula
he led a brigade, also at Gettysburg
, in 1863, and before Petersburg
, in 1864, he commanded a division.
In the expedition against Fort Fisher
, near the close of that year, he commanded a division of colored troops, and afterwards led the same in North Carolina
In the spring of 1865 he was brevetted major-general of volunteers and brigadier-general, U. S. A.
In 1871 he was a representative of Mississippi
in the United States Senate; was governor in 1874; and was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers June 20, 1898, serving through the war with Spain