; born in New York, Dec. 29, 1831; served on the staff of General Sherman
early in the Civil War
; was severely wounded at Port Hudson
; joined General Grant
, and became his military secretary, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, in January, 1864; and was made aide-de-camp to the general of the army, with the title of colonel, in March, 1865; and retired in 1869, holding the rank of captain, U. S. C., and brevet brigadier-general, U. S. V. He was consul-general in London
in 1870-81; accompanied General Grant
on his journey around the world in 1877-78; and was consul-general in Havana
After General Grant
's death Badeau
lost a suit against the heirs for compensation for alleged services in the preparation of General Grant
He published Military history of Ulysscs S. Grant
; Grant in peace
, and several romances.
He died in Ridgewood, N. J.
, March 19, 1895.