Iowa's Forgotten General

Iowa's Forgotten General

Matthew Mark Trumbull and the Civil War


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2005
128 pages, 1 photo, 8 drawings, 5 maps, 5 ½ x 8 ½ inches
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1587296128
9781587296123
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Matthew Mark Trumbull was a Londoner who immigrated at the age of twenty. Within ten years of his arrival in America, he had become a lawyer in Butler County, Iowa; two years later a member of the state legislature; and two years after that a captain in the Union Army. By the end of the Civil War, he was a brevet brigadier general, and in his later years he was an author and lecturer. Kenneth Lyftogt’s biography details the amazing life of this remarkable man, also shedding light on the histories of the Third Iowa Volunteer Infantry and the Ninth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry.

Table of contents: 

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Foreword
1. The Chartist

2. My Light Is None the Less for Lighting My Neighbor

3. Iowa

4. The Butler County Unioin Guards

5. The Matter of Rank

6. The Shelbina

7. The Battle of Blue Mills Landing

8. The Battle of Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh)

9. The Hero of the Hatchie

10. Tattoo

11. The Ninth Iowa Calvary

Epilogue: Wheelbarrow
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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