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Civil War Soldiers - Maltby
|Maltby, Jasper A., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Kingsville, Ashtabula county, Ohio, Nov. 3,
1826. He served during the Mexican war as a private and was severely
wounded at Chapultepec. On returning to private life he engaged in
business at Galena, Ill., and was engaged in mercantile pursuits there
until the Civil war. He became lieutenant-colonel of the 45th Ill.
infantry on Dec. 26, 1861, and was promoted colonel March 5, 1863. He
was wounded at Fort Donelson, and received a severe wound at Vicksburg
while in command of his regiment. He was commissioned
brigadier-general of volunteers, Aug. 4, 1863, and served with the
Army of the Tennessee during the subsequent campaigns, being mustered
out of the service Jan. 15, 1866. Gen. Maltby was appointed by the
military commander of the district mayor of Vicksburg, Miss., on Sept.
3, 1867, and died there Dec. 12, 1867, while in the discharge of the
duties of that ofifice.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908