Brevet Brig. General Henry Dana Washburn

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Brevet Brig. General Henry Dana Washburn

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Birthplace: Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, United States
Death: January 26, 1871 (38)
Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Elliott Washburn and Mary Ann Washburn
Husband of Serena Washburn
Father of Lelia Laura DeMotte; Seymour Dana Washburn; Aquilla A. Washburn, MD and Zoua Washburn
Brother of John Washburn; Capt. John Q. Washburn and Mary Ann Louise Florer

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About Brevet Brig. General Henry Dana Washburn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Washburn

Henry Dana Washburn (March 28, 1832 – January 26, 1871) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Biography

Born in Windsor, Vermont, Washburn attended the common schools. He became a tanner and a currier, and taught school for several years. He moved to Vermillion County, Indiana, in 1850. He graduated from the New York State and National Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1853. He commenced the practice of law in Newport, Indiana. Entering politics, he served as the county auditor from 1854-1861.

With the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army on August 16, 1861, serving as lieutenant colonel of the Eighteenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to colonel of the regiment on July 15, 1862.

Washburn was brevetted as a brigadier general of volunteers on December 15, 1864, and then as a major general on July 26, 1865. He mustered out August 26, 1865.

Following the war, Washburn resumed his law practice and returned to politics. He successfully contested as a Republican the election of Daniel W. Voorhees to the Thirty-ninth Congress. He was reelected to the Fortieth Congress and served from February 23, 1866, to March 3, 1869. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress.

He was appointed surveyor general of Montana in 1869 and served until his death. In 1870, he headed the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to explore what would become Yellowstone National Park. Mount Washburn, located within the park, is named for him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn-Langford-Doane_Expedition

Washburn returned to Clinton, Indiana, where he died on January 26, 1871. He was interred in Riverside Cemetery.

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Brevet Brig. General Henry Dana Washburn's Timeline

1832
March 28, 1832
Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, United States
1854
September 16, 1854
Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States
1857
1857
Vermillion County, Indiana, United States
1858
October 26, 1858
Vermillion, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States
1860
1860
Indiana, United States
1871
January 26, 1871
Age 38
Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States