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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, 186), 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
have delighted to honor. And we, his comrades. are left to mourn his untimely end and revere his memory,
General William Worth Belknap died suddenly at Washington City, on the 12th day of October, 1890.
General Belknap was born at Newburg, N. Y., on the 22nd of September, 1829, the only surviving son of General William Goldsmith Belknap, an officer of the United States Army, who entered the service when but nineteen years of age as Lieutenant of the 23rd U.S. Infantry, with which he first served on our northern frontier. Promoted to Captain in 1822, and Major in 1842, he distinguished himself upon various fields, but especially in the Seminole war, during which he was breveted Lieutenant-Colonel for gallantry in action,
He also distinguished himself during the Mexican war, more especially at the battles of Palo Alta, Resaca, de la Palma and Buena Vista, where he commanded a brigade and received the brevet of BrigadierCommander.
After the close of the Mexican war he served with distinction in the Southwest, and finally died in the service at Preston, Texas, on the 10th of November, 1851, leaving an only son, the subject of our sketch, then just entering upon his majority.
After enjoying the full benefits of local schools he entered Princeton College, from which he graduated in 1848. He subsequently read law in the office of H. Caperton at Georgetown, D. C., where he was admitted to the bar. Concluding to establish himself in the then wild West, on the 20th of July, 1851, he debarked from the “Kate Kearney" at the Keokuk wharf, with a law library of nine volumes, and thus equipped, entered upon the practice of his chosen profession.
In 1857 he was elected a member of the Seventh Iowa Assembly as a Douglas Democrat, with which party he affiliated until the declaration of war, when he at once espoused the Union cause, and entered the service as Major of the 15th Iowa Infantry Volunteers.
To his comrades of the Army of the Tennessee it is hardly necessary to recount his varied and always distinguished services, briefly told in the following summary of his military history. With regiment at Keokuk, Iowa, to March 19th, 1862, thence to Benton Barracks, Mo., to April 1st, 1862, and thence with regiment to Army of the Tennessee. Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel, August 20th, 1862, and to Colonel, June 3rd, 1863, commanding regiment in 17th A. C., to August 1st, 1864; appointed Brigadier-General, July 30th, 1864, commanding 3rd Brigade, 4th Division (Crocker's Iowa Brigade), to September 20th, 1864; commanding 4th Division, 17th A. C., to July 19th, 1865, and the 17th A. C. to July 27th, 1865, when the war having closed he was mustered out of service with the brevet rank of Major-General of volunteers, bestowed as reward for gallant and meritorious services during the war.
The details of his personal participation in the marches, sieges, battles, and campaigns of the Army of the Tennessee, is now a part of ineffaceable history, and therefore a work of supererogation to recount; suffice it to say, that from his bloody baptism on the field of Shiloh, the subsequent advance; the battle of Corinth; the campaign in Northern Mississippi; the siege of Vicksburgh; the campaign to Meridian; beneath the frowning heights of Kenesaw; amidst the bloody battles preceding the announcement “Atlanta is ours and fairly won "; on the eventful “ March to the Sea"; and the memorable campaign of the Carolinas;- which bore its legitimate fruit, the downfall of the Confederacy-from Major of a regiment to the commander of an army corps, he was ever conspicuous among the bravest of the brave.
Upon his retirement from the military service he returned to Keokuk, and made preparations for again entering upon the practice of law, but finally concluded to accept the appointment of Collector of Internal Revenue for the First District of Iowa, which position he filled most creditably until called by President Grant to occupy the higher and more responsible position of Secretary of War.
The official records of this Department and the verdict of subsequent events bear testimony to the honesty and efficiency with which he, for seven years, performed the onerous and exacting duties of this exalted position.
He entered upon the administration of its affairs with the knowledge of army affairs which three years of brilliant field service and practical knowledge of army details gave him. He brought not only the knowledge and experience, but the enthusiasm of a veteran soldier to his work, and he had the added incentive of carrying it on under his old commander, General Grant.
General Belknap was now a conspicuous figure in American politics. Holding a position in the Cabinet, occupying a high social position in Washington, possessed of a comfortable income, surrounded by friends, and backed by the administration, he became a formidable candidate for United States Senator from Iowa.
An exciting and closely contested struggle followed, resulting, however, in the election of Senator Kirkwood.
He returned to his official duties at Washington City, and rapidly rose to the full measure of the position, and was even talked about as an available candidate for the Presidency. But this was a period of bitter political contention; reconstruction measures, and party animosities, had aroused the hatred of contending parties, each striving by fair means or foul to dethrone their opponents. General Belknap became the victim of malignant party vengeance, and was assailed as the betrayer of his trust, the dispenser of patronage for personal gain. Washington was filled with political vampires that feasted upon the blood of their innocent victims, and ruthlessly tore asunder the gaping wounds of bleeding hearts. Partisan papers were filled with bitter denunciations of real or imaginary rascals, and, with greedy appetites, seized
upon this welcome morsel of cabinet scandal as a means of defaming the administration.
He had to instantly elect between his own personal and political disgrace, or stand in the light of an accuser of another endeared to him by every tie that had bound loving hearts together. The scandal that weighed him down had not soiled his hands, but with a knightly devotion, and Spartan-like heroism, which dreams of fiction do not surpass, he bent his head to the storm in order that the name of another, then near and dear, might not become the target for public scandal. His resignation, impeachment and trial were quickly followed by acquittal, but left a rankling sore that time alone could heal.
He has left us, but the memory of his chivalric life will long remain with those who knew him, and to whom he became endeared by his many manly virtues and the heroic endurance of his trials and sufferings. He was not only one of the most brilliant and capable men of the age, but one of the moral heroes of the world..
On the 16th of October his mortal remains were laid at rest among his comrades who are quietly sleeping in the national burial grounds on Arlington Heights.
Upon his breast reposed the Badges of the Army of the Tennessee, the Loyal Legion, the Grand Army of the Republic, and of the Iowa Brigade. Upon his coffin was draped the stars and stripes, and across it laid the headquarters flag of the 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th A. C., which he so long and efficiently commanded.
Regular non-commissioned officers served as body-bearers, while the honorary pall-bearers were Secretary Noble, Postmaster General Creswell, Assistant Secretary of War, General Grant, Assistant Secretary of Interior, General Bussey, Honorable John A. Kasson, General Batchellor, General Bennett, General Vincent, Senator Manderson. Honorable Hallet Kilbourn, General Boynton, General Veasey and Colonel U rell.
The escort consisted of the 3rd U.S. Artillery Band, Union Veteran Corps, Grand Army of the Republic, members of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, Loyal Legion, Bar Association, and members of the Princeton Alumni Association.
Mrs. Belknap and her daughter, Alice, escorted by his only son, Hugh R. Belknap, to whom he was greatly attached, followed the remains to their last resting place.
There has never been an official funeral in Washington that meant as much in every element that moves men's hearts to pay tribute to the memory of the dead as that of General Belknap.
If that brave, self-contained but ever suffering man could have been assured that at his death, his vindication would be complete. the flags over the White House would float at half-mast; that the War Department would be draped for him; that the funeral salutes would follow the sun across the continent for him; that Cabinet Officers, Senators. Representatives, the Army, the Navy, the Grand Army of the Re