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Civil War Soldiers - Caldwell

Caldwell, John C., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Lowell, Vt., April 17, 1833, and was graduated at Amherst college in 1855. In Oct., 1861, he was commissioned colonel of the 11th Maine volunteers; was made brigadier-general of volunteers, April 28, 1862, and brevetted major-general Aug. 19, 1865. Gen. Caldwell was in every action of the Army of the Potomac from its organization until Grant took command, and in the last year of the war was president of the advisory board of the war department. After the war he served a term in the Maine senate, was adjutant-general from 1867 to 1869, became, in 1869, by appointment from President Grant, consul to Valparaiso, Chili, and in 1874 was appointed United States minister to Montevideo, Uruguay. Returning to the United States in 1882, he subsequently removed to Kansas, and in 1885 was appointed president of the board of pardons of that state.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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