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Civil War Soldiers - Haynie

Haynie, Isham N., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Dover, Tenn., Nov. 18, 1824. He removed to Illinois when a boy, studied law there and was admitted to the bar in 1846, and served throughout the Mexican war as 1st lieutenant of the 6th Ill. volunteers, resuming the practice of his profession in 1849. He was a member of the legislature in 1850, was graduated at the Kentucky law school in 1852, was appointed judge of the court of common pleas at Cairo, Ill., in 1856, and in 1860 canvassed the state as a Douglas elector. In 1861 he raised and organized the 48th Ill. infantry, of which he was commissioned colonel, Nov. 10, 1861, and which he commanded in the battles of Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, where he was severely wounded, and Corinth. He was an unsuccessful war candidate for Congress in 1862, and on Nov. 29 of that year was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, his commission expiring March 4, 1863. He resumed the practice of his profession in 1864 and subsequently became adjutant-general of Illinois. Gen. Haynie died in Springfield, Ill., May 22, 1868.

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

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