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7th Iowa Infantry - Wounded at Belmont, MO

Item CDV-9929
Jacob G. Lauman
Price: $485.00


7th Iowa Infantry
Wounded at Belmont, MO
Jacob G. Lauman
Colonel, Brigadier General and Brevet Major General
Backmark: Burlington, IA
CDV is from the Gil Barrett Collection


Lauman, Jacob G., brigadier-general, was born in Taneytown, Md. in Jan. 1813. He removed with his parents to York county, Pa., was educated in the academy there, and in 1844 he removed to Burlington, Ia., where he engaged in business. He was commissioned colonel of the 7th Iowa
volunteer regiment, July 11, 1861, served under Grant in Missouri, and was severely wounded at Belmont, Nov. 7 1861. He distinguished himself at Fort Donelson, where, in command of a brigade in Gen. C. F. Smith's division, he was one of the first to storm and enter the enemy's works, and for his services on this occasion he was made brigadier-general March 21, 1862. He commanded a brigade in Gen. Hurlbut's division at the battle of Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862, and the 4th division of the 16th army corps during the Vicksburg campaign. He was relieved of his command by Gen. Sherman, July 16, 1863, and returned to Iowa. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers, March 13, 1865 for gallant and meritorious services during the war. Gen. Lauman died in Burlington, Ia., Feb. 9, 1867.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 8