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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

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