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General Edward Hatch died at Fort Robinson, April 11th, 1889.
General Hatch was born at Bangor, Me., December 22nd, 1832, and moved to Muscatine, Iowa, in 1855, where he was engaged in the lumber business when the war broke out. He was first commissioned as Captain of Company A., 2nd Iowa cavalry, August 12th, 1861, promoted to Major, September 5th; to Lieutenant-Colonel, November 11th, 1861; and finally to Colonel, September 10th, 1862. He was actively identified with the cavalry movements of the Army of the Tennessee, winning especial praise for his gallant conduct at Iuka, Booneville and Corinth, leading to his promotion to Brigadier-General, April 28th, 1864, and Brevet-Major-General, December 14th, 1864.
He again distinguished himself at Franklin and Nashville, and in the pursuit of Hood's defeated army.
After the close of the war he was appointed Colonel of the 9th V. S. Cavalry, with which he was actively engaged in the various Indian wars of the West.
Captain Wm. T. Prunty died at St. Louis, Mo., July 12th, 1889.
Captain Prunty was born near Bardstown, Nelson county, Ky., August 17th, 1838, the eldest of seven children of Robert and Ann Heavenhill Prunty. He lived with his grandfather on a farm until about sixteen years of age, when he accompanied an uncle to Mississippi, where he remained two years. In 1857 he moved to Gravsville, Ill., where he was engaged as a clerk until August, 1862, when he entered the army as First Lieutenant of the 87th Illinois Infantry. December, 1863, he was promoted to Captain, and with the regiment served his full time of enlistment, being mustered out at Helena, Ark., June 16th, 1865. Returning North he became a traveling salesman for a Cincinnati house until February, 1877, when he went to Olney, Ill., and engaged in the firm of Prunty & Jolly until 1883, during which time he served as Mayor of the city, and subsequently represented Richland, Clay and Wayne counties in the 34th General Assembly, being one of the one hundred and three who elected our old commander, General John A. Logan, United States Senator. For three years previous to his death he was a confirmed invalid, but always strong in his advocacy of the soldier's cause.
General John Henry Hammond died at St. Paul, Minn., April 30th, 1890.
General Hammond was born in the city of New York, on the 30th day of June, 1833. After receiving the benefits of an ordinary school education he drifted westward, and, at the outbreak of the civil war, was a citizen of California. He at once espoused the Union cause by entering the service as Second Lieutenant, B. Co., 5th California Infantry, and soon thereafter became Acting Assistant Adjutant-General on the staff of General W. T. Sherman, then commanding the Department of Kentucky.
November 17th, 1861, he was appointed by the President, and commissioned Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General, and assigned to duty with General Sherman, with whom he served until June 29th, 1864, during which period he received his successive promotions of Major, Lieutenant-Colonel and subsequently Brevet-Brigadier-General. He accompanied his chief in all his campaigns from the battle of Shiloh to the siege of Atlanta, constantly growing in efficiency until he was entrusted with the exercise of all the authority and power that could be vested in his office. Subsequently assigned to the command of a cavalry brigade, he displayed marked ability in his new field of usefulness, sustaining in every particular the enviable reputation he had already acquired, retiring from the service with the rank of Brevet-BrigadierGeneral.
In civil life he was as successful as during his military career, and in dying had the comforting assurance that his wife and children would be left in a condition of independence.
A brave and skillful soldier, an honest, earnest and faithful citizen, a devoted husband, father and friend, with his life work well done, he has gone to his final rest, and with him goes the love, confidence and respect of his comrades of the Army of the Tennessee.
General Clinton Bowen Fisk died at New York City, July 9th, 1890.
General Fisk was born at “Calpps Corners” now called Griegsville, a little country cross-road in Livingston county, N. Y., on the 8th of December, 1828.
Two years later the family moved to Lenawee county, Michigan, where the father died in 1832, leaving a dependent widow with six children.
At nine years of age Clinton was apprenticed to a farmer named White, for whom he worked seven years, then becoming a clerk in a store at Manchester.
When but nineteen years of age he married Miss Jeannette A, Crippen, who bore him two sons and a daughter.
He soon became a partner in the firm with which he had been connected.
In 1858 he removed to St. Louis, where he became western financial manager of the Ætna Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. He there assisted in the organization of the Union Merchants Exchange and subsequently served it as Secretary. In 1862 he was authorized by the body to recruit and organize a regiment for the Union army of which he was commissioned Colonel. In October he was ordered to leave this regiment—the 33rd Missouri-and return to St. Louis to assist in the organization of a brigade, in which he was successful and rewarded with commission as Brigadier-General, No. vember 24th.
The brigade was sent to Helena, Ark., where it participated in the
various operations of the war. In January, 1863, General Fisk was assigned to the command of the Second Infantry Division of the Army of East Arkansas, and took part in the unsuccessful Yazoo Pass expedition. Early in the summer of the same year he returned to Missouri, when he relieved General Davidson in command of the Department of Southern Missouri, with headquarters at Pilot Knob. In March, 1864, he was transferred to Northern Missouri, and when General Sterling Price attacked the State capital he was defeated and driven out of Missouri by General Fisk, and the State saved to the Union.
On March 13th, 1865, Fisk was breveted Major-General of volunteers, having previously received the full rank of Major-General from the State, and the thanks of the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives. His resignation was pending to the war department when the assassination of Lincoln occurred. It was not accepted, and he was assigned to duty as assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau for the States of Kentucky and Tennessee, with headquarters at Nashville. Here he set forth to restore confidence between the whites and blacks; to readjust the relations of society and to bring about a revival of industry. General Fisk's executive ability, his mild but firm methods, and his calm judgment, served him well in making the Bureau a success; and when he resigned from the army, September 1st, 1866, he had won the confidence and esteem of the people whom he had so efficiently aided. During this period he established the Fisk School of Freedmen, and from this humble beginning grew the Fisk University of Nashville, of which he was President of the Board of Trustees until the date of his death. Returning to St. Louis he was appointed Missouri State Commissioner of the Southwest railway, and later he was made its VicePresident and Land Commissioner, continuing his connection with the company until 1877. Five years before this time he removed to New York, and in 1874 General Grant appointed him a member of the Board of Indian Commissioners, which Board immediately elected him President, and this office he held at the time of his death. In 1877 General Fisk, on the advice of his physician, visited Europe, and since that time was occupied with his private affairs as well as with the business of various institutions and corporations with which he was connected. He was President of the East Tennessee Land Company, and of the New York Accident Insurance Company, a member of the Book Committee of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a Trustee of several colleges connected with that denomination.
General Fisk first became prominently associated with the Prohibition movement in 1884, when he was urged to accept the nomination for presidency on that ticket, but he persistently declined. He was the Prohibition candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1886, having had, for many years, a summer residence at Seabright. He worked during the campaign with characteristic energy, making some six score of speeches, and never missing an engagement. In 1888 he received the nomination for the presidency against his wish and protest. He made but a few addresses, and did not enter actively in the canvass. He received 251,147 votes.
Clinton Bowen Fisk was a strong, sturdy type of American manhood -a soldier, statesman, philanthropist, and successful man of affairs. He was a true patriot, the foremost layman of the Methodist Church, a friend of the Indian and Negro, and deeply interested in the wide field of charitable and missionary work. Deliberate in council, decisive in action, success followed all his many undertakings. Whatever he believed at all he believed with his whole soul. His concentrated and persistent energy in such widely contrasted fields of activity mark him as a model for his young countrymen. He was blessed with a strong mind and vigorous frame, possessing what Fuller quaintly calls “a handsome man-case;" and he was assuredly a shining example of brave old Sam. Johnson's assertion, that, “ Useful diligence will at last prevail."
He was buried with military honors in Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Michigan, on the 13th of July, 1890.
Major Joseph Lyman died at Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 9th, 1890.
Major Lyman was born at Lyons, Mich., September 13th, 1840. He received a common school and academic education, and immediately after entering college he enlisted in the Union army as private in Company E., 4th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. He was appointed Adjutant of the 29th Iowa Infantry, holding that position from October 19th, 1862, until February 21st, 1865, when he was made Major, which place he continued to fill until the close of the war. During the year 1864 he was Aide-de-camp and Inspector-General on the staff of BrigadierGeneral Samuel A. Rice, and from February 1st, 1865, until his muster out acted as Assistant Adjutant-General on the staff of Major-General Fred. Steele. · Upon leaving the duties of camp life he entered upon the study of law, and after being admitted to the bar practiced his profession steadily at Council Bluffs, Iowa, except at such times as he occupied government positions. He was Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue of the Fifth District of Iowa, from January 1st, 1867, to March 1st, 1870. He was Circuit Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial District of Iowa, from January 1st, 1884, to December 31, 1884. He was elected to the Fortyninth and Fiftieth Congresses as a Republican. He held high honors in Iowa Masonry; and all through his career as a lawyer he bore the reputation among his fellows of being one of the hardest working members of his profession. Major Lyman was also an honored member of Ivanhoe Commandery, Knights Templar, under whose auspices his funeral services were held.
General Edward F. Noyes died suddenly from apoplexy at Cincinnati, O., September 4th, 1890.
Generæl Noyes was born at Haverhill, Mass., October 3rd, 1832; his parents dying while he was yet an infant, the care and responsibility of his raising devolved upon his grandfather by whom he was, at the age of fourteen, apprenticed to the printing trade, but at the age of eighteen he determined to acquire an education, and with this view attended the academy at Kingston, Vt., and eventually graduated from Dartmouth College in 1857.
He subsequently studied law in the office of Stickney & Tuck at Exeter, N. H., and finally located at Cincinnati, from the Law School of which city he graduated in 1858.
He was among the first to espouse the cause of the Union, and largely through his efforts, on the 20th of August, 1861, the 39th Ohio Infantry took the field with Noyes as Major, Colonel A. W. Gilbert as Lieutenant-Colonel, and John Groesbeck as Colonel.
With this regiment he first saw service in Missouri, and subsequently on the Tennessee river and at luka and Corinth. Succeeding to the command of the regiment in the fall of 1862, he, thereafter, participated with it in all the operations of the Army of the Tennessee, until July 4th, 1863, when during the Atlanta campaign at Ruffs' Mills in Northern Georgia, he was so severely wounded that it became necessary to amputate his leg.
Returning to his old home he was compelled to undergo a second and then a third amputation, and yet while still on crutches he reported to General Hooker, and was by him assigned to the command of Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati.
While thus engaged he was elected City Solicitor of Cincinnati, and resigned his commission to enter upon the discharge of the duties of this responsible position. He was subsequently elected Probate Judge of Hamilton county, and thus served until 1871, in the autumn of which year he was elected Governor of Ohio by a majority of over 20,000. In the Presidential campaign of 1876 he took a prominent part, and became our representative Minister to France.
At the expiration of his term as Minister he returned to Cincinnati and entered upon the practice of his profession, until two years ago when he was elected Superior Court Judge, which honorable and responsible position he was occupying at the time of his death.
In February, 1863, while still in the service, he married Miss Margaret W. Proctor, of Kingston, N. H., who, with one child-Edward P. Noyes-remain to mourn his death.
Stricken down in the prime of life and the height of his usefulness, he passed in a single instant from the vigor of strong manhood into the embrace of death.
In private life as in public, in all the many distinguished trusts confided to him, General Noyes merited and secured both the respect and admiration of his fellow-men.
As a patriotic citizen, distinguished soldier, the Governor of a great State, as Foreign Minister, as a lawyer and as a Judge, he did his duty as it was given to him to see it, and both in fidelity and ability he attained a rank level with the very foremost of those whom the people