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, Tennessee, the Mid-Western states, and the Western states and territories. 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

• Winner, The Eugene Feit Award in Civil War Studies—New York Military Affairs Symposium

• “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. [Hunt’s] Colonels in Blue series offers new life to a group of individuals often overlooked by mythologized battles and leaders…meticulously researched and organized…Hunt further humanizes and affirms his deep interest in his subjects through the inclusion of postwar data…Hunt’s sleek organizational style makes for easy reading. Even the most experienced researcher is sure to find unfamiliar gems hidden among his research and bibliographical notes.”—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”—StrategyPage

• “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