Iowa Biography

Iowa Biography

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...partisan conflicts. All met as old friends and joined in honoring the man who had earned undying fame in the most critical period of our State and National history. Governor Kirkwood died at his home near Iowa City, September 1, 1894. CHARLES W. KITTREDGE was born in Portland, Maine, on the 16th of January, 1826. He received a liberal education and in 1839 joined his father's family in Adams County, Illinois. He came to Iowa in about the year 1857, first locating at Mount Pleasant and later at Ottumwa. Early in the summer of 1861, he raised a company of volunteers which was assigned to the Seventh Iowa Infantry, becoming Company F, of which Kittredge was appointed captain. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Belmont, where he was severely wounded and taken prisoner. His wound disabled him for active service and he resigned. In August, 1862, having recovered, he was appointed colonel of the Thirtysixth Iowa Infantry. He commanded the regiment in the Battle of Helena and in Steele's expedition against Little Rock he commanded a brigade. The regiment was captured at the Battle of Mark's Mills, but Colonel Kittredge being sick was not with it. He continued in the service to the close of the war. JOSEPH C. KNAPP was born at Berlin, Vermont, June 27, 1813. He received a liberal education, studied law and became a resident of Keosauqua, Iowa, in 1843. He became a member of the noted law firm of Wright, Knapp & Caldwell all of whom became eminent lawyers and distinguished judges. In 1850 Mr. Knapp was appointed judge of the Third District and in 1853 was appointed United States District Attorney for Iowa by President Pierce. He was reappointed by President Buchanan, serving eight years. Judge Knapp was a Democrat and...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850351
  • 9781236850355