Colonels in Blue—Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin

A Civil War Biographical Dictionary


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About the Book

The sixth in a series documenting Union army colonels, this biographical dictionary lists regimental commanders from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. A brief sketch of each is included—many published here for the first time—giving a synopsis of Civil War service and biographical details, along with photos where available.

About the Author(s)

Roger D. Hunt, a retired software engineer, has published works on Union colonels from the New England states, New York, Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic states, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Roger D. Hunt
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 316
Bibliographic Info: 492 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9855-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2635-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
Illinois Regiments  3
Biographies  15
Iowa Regiments  154
Biographies  158
Minnesota Regiments  205
Biographies  206
Wisconsin Regiments  217
Biographies  221
Bibliography 275
Index of Names 301

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Hunt’s work sets a fine example for serious researchers to follow…a definitive biographical dictionary of may of the lesser-known leaders of the Civil War…recommended”—Civil War News
  • “An extremely valuable addition to Civil War literature…this useful work is bound to be of interest to historians and Civil War enthusiasts alike”—ARBA
  • “Excellent…invaluable for serious students of the war, often amusing reading for the casual historian, and a gold mine for genealogical researchers”—The NYMAS Review
  • “Excellent…. Frequently, Hunt’s entries are the only biographical treatment available for many of these officers…invaluable for serious students of the war, often amusing reading for the casual historian and a gold mine for genealogical researchers”—StrateyPage
  • “Many people consider Hunt a national treasure for his pioneer work documenting high-ranking Union officers…an indispensable research tool for any serious student of the Civil War”—Military Images