(1821-96) Studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1844, and commenced practice in Akron, Ohio. He was one of the founders of the grade school system in Ohio, and served as school superintentendent, in Akron, Warren and Zanesville. He served as professor of law at the Ohio Law College and was a law partner of Union General Jacob D. Cox. He served on the staff of his friend General George B. McClellan during the 1861 western Virginia campaign. Commissioned colonel of the 78th Ohio Infantry, in January 1862, his regiment was at Fort Donelson and Shiloh. He was elevated to brigade command by the fall of 1862, and commissioned brigadier general to date from November 29, 1862. He distinguished himself while commanding a brigade of McPherson's 17th Corps during the Vicksburg campaign. He commanded a division during the Atlanta campaign, and gallantly defended a vital position which took on the name of Leggett's Hill. He commanded the corps for a time during Sherman's March to the Sea, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign, and was brevetted major general to date from September 1, 1864. After the war he resumed his law practice and served 3 years as Commissioner of Patents having been appointed by President U.S. Grant.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of major general. No imprint. Light age toning and wear. Very scarce.