; born in Wallingford, Conn.
, March 2, 1824; graduated at Yale College in 1845.
When the first call for troops was issued at the beginning of the Civil War he raised nine regiments of militia in western Virginia
for three-months' volunteers; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in November, 1862; and served throughout the war with distinction.
In 1870-73 he held the chair of Military Science and Tactics at Wabash College, Ind
. His publications include American classics, or incidents of Revolutionary suffering
; Crisis thoughts
; Absa-ra-ka, land of massacre, and Indian operations on the Plains
; Battles of the American Revolution
; Battle-maps and charts of the American Revolution
; Patriotic reader, or human liberty developed
; Columbian selections
; Beacon lights of patriotism
; The Washington obelisk and its voices
; Washington, the soldier
; Lafayette and American Independence