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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

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