; born in Cincinnati, O.
, Nov. 1, 1835; graduated at West Point
Early in the Civil War
he was attached to the staff of General Butler
in the Department of the Gulf, and became acting mayor of New Orleans after its capture.
In August, 1862, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and did good service in Louisiana
, commanding the advance of General Banks
's army in operations there in 1863.
He was at the capture of Port Hudson
In 1864 he commanded a division in the Army of the James, and was Butler
's chief engineer at Bermuda Hundred
He was made commander of the 18th Army Corps, and was the leader of the land attack on Fort Fisher
in December, 1864, in which he was second in command.
was made major-general of volunteers in November, 1864.
During the spring of 1865 he was very active in operations against Richmond
on the left bank of the James River
, and led the troops that first entered Richmond
after the flight of the Confederates
from it. He was brevetted major-general, United States army, in March, 1865, and promoted lieutenant-colonel of engineers in 1882.
He died in Philadelphia, Pa.
, March 19, 1884.