Lauman, Jacob Gartner, 1813-1867Alternative names
Lauman was born in Maryland and moved to Burlington, Iowa in 1844 where he worked as a businessman. In 1861 Governor Kirkwood appointed Lauman to the position of Colonel for the 7th Iowa Infantry. He served under General Grant and was wounded at Belmont in November, 1861. Grant promoted him to brigadier general and he commanded troops at Shiloh, Hatchie's Bridge, Vicksburg and Jackson. After the war he returned to Burlington and resumed operating his business. He died of lingering problems from his wound.
From the description of Jacob G. Lauman papers, 1845-1864. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 476227369
- United States (as recorded)