Apr. 10, 1835 Bedford Lawrence County Indiana, USA
Oct. 21, 1913 Topeka Shawnee County Kansas, USA
Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, 3rd Kansas Governor. He entered the Civil War as a Captain in the 2nd Kansas Volunteer Infantry, which in time was converted to cavalry, and was re-designated as the 2nd Kansas Calvary. He was then commissioned Colonel and commander of the 83rd United States Colored Infantry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious services". Two months before that, he had been elected as Governor of Kansas, an office he served in from January 1865 to November 1868.