General Cadwallader Washburn
Date of Birth: April 22, 1818
Place of Birth:
Death: May 14, 1882 from paralysis in Eureka Spring, Arkansas
Buried: Oak Grove, La Crosse, WI
Family: Had brother Elihub Washburn, a congressman
Brief history prior to Civil War:
Came from a prominent Wisconsin family.
Brief history during the Civil War:
Organized 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry and became Col.
Commander all union cavalry in Arkansas
Was sent to capture Houston, TX
Appointed Brig Gen July 19, 1862
Commanded an expedition against Vicksburg through ya200pas halted at Fort Pemberton help reinforce Vicksburg besiegers
Was transferred to Dept of the Gulf then commanded district of west Tenn were he dealt with Nahan Beford Forrests and his calvary raids with poor results when war ended he resigned May 25, 1865
Brief history after the Civil War:
Was Wisconsin Governor 1871 - 1876
Was born in Maine.
Was a lawyer in Wisconsin.
Was a Republican congressman in 1854.
Was a close friend to Lincoln and Grant.
Served 2 terms as Congressman - one as Governor
Became rich in business was one of the founders of General Mills Corp.