See also:American soldier and politician, was
See also:born at Newburgh, N.Y., on the 22nd of
See also:September 1829 . Entering the Union army in 1861, he took
See also:part in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth and
See also:Vicksburg, as major of the 15th
See also:volunteers . In the
See also:campaign under Sherman he gained considerable distinction, rising successively to the
See also:rank of brigadier-general in 1864 and major-general in 1865 . During the four years that followed he was
See also:collector of
See also:internal revenue for Iowa, leaving that
See also:post in 1869 to become secretary of war . In 1876, in consequence of unproved accusations of corruption, he resigned . He died at
See also:Washington, D.C., on the 13th of
See also:October 1890 .
JEREMY BELKNAP (1744-1798)
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