August 9, 1808 - October 12, 1878

Civil War Union Brevet Major General, US Congressman. Born in Amelia County, Virginia, he attended St. Mary's College, Kentucky, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced law practice in Greensburg, Kentucky. He served in the Mexican War as a Major of the Fourth Kentucky Volunteers, (1847-48) and was elected a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives in 1850. In 1851, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress of the United States House of Representatives, serving until 1853. Not a candidate for re-nomination, with the outbreak of the Civil War, he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the Union Army. Serving throughout the war, he commanded the 3rd division XX Corps at engagements at Atlanta, the Carolinas and was brevetted Major General in February of 1865. After the war, he returned to the private practice of law in Louisville, Kentucky, until his death at age 70