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WASHBURN, Cadwallader Colden, General [1818-1882] -- American politician & industrialist

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Member of House of Representatives from Wisconsin from 1855-61 and 1867-71; Governor of Wisconsin from 1872-74. He was also a wealthy trader in real estate, and became a major general in the Civil War. He and two brothers were all members of the House of Representatives at one time, each representing different states.

Washburn Crosby Co. (Gold Medal Flour), now General Mills.

Name WASHBURN, Cadwallader Colden
Born April 22 1818, Livermore ME
Died May 14 1882, Eureka Springs AR
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman, member of Washington peace conference.
War Service January 1862 Col. of 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the Dept. of West Tennessee, commanded Yazoo Pass expedition, directed a detachment of three divisions of XVI Corps during siege and capture of Vicksburg, commanded in the Dept. of the Gulf.
Post War Career US congressman, governor of Wisconsin, and organized Washburn, Crosby and Company (now General Mills) in Minneapolis.
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Further reading
Hunt, Gaillard Israel, Elihu and Cadwallader Washburn; a chapter in American biography Freeport NY, Books for Libraries Press, 1971

US Civil War Generals
http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/generals.html

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