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Civil War Soldiers - Lauman
|Lauman, Jacob G., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Taneytown, Md., in Jan., 1813. He removed with
his parents to York county, Pa., was educated in the academy there,
and in 1844 he removed to Burlington, Ia., where he engaged in
business. He was commissioned colonel of the 7th Iowa volunteer
regiment, July 11, 1861, served under Grant in Missouri, and was
severely wounded at Belmont, Nov. 7, 1861. He distinguished himself at
Fort Donelson, where, in command of a brigade in Gen. C. F. Smith's
division, he was one of the first to storm and enter the enemy's
works, and for his services on this occasion he was made
brigadier-general March 21, 1862. He commanded a brigade in Gen.
Hurlbut's division at the battle of Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862, and
the 4th division of the 16th army corps during the Vicksburg campaign.
He was relieved of his command by Gen. Sherman, July 16, 1863, and
returned to Iowa. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers, March
13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war. Gen.
Lauman died in Burlington, Ia., Feb. 9, 1867.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908