WASHBURN CIVIL WAR PSA/DNA Autographed Check (1880) U. GRANT SAID HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATS. Must have for any Military collector or CIVIL WAR collector. Thanks for looking and enjoy. January 1, 1872 January 5, 1874.
March 4, 1867 March 3, 1871. March 4, 1855 March 3, 1861.Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse. Jeanette Garr Washburn Frances Washburn. 2nd Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry. Cadwallader Colden Washburn (April 22, 1818 May 15, 1882) was an American. Noted for founding what would later become General Mills. Congressman and governor of Wisconsin. Washburn was born in Livermore, Maine, the son of Martha (née Benjamin) and Israel Washburn. He was one of seven brothers, who included Israel Washburn, Jr. Washburn attended school in Wiscasset, Maine. And later taught there in 18381839. In 1839 he moved to Davenport, Iowa. Where he taught school, worked in a store, and worked as a surveyor. Inspired by his brother Elihu who set up a legal practice in nearby Galena. He studied law, In 1842 he was admitted to the Wisconsin bar. And he moved to Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
Where he began a legal practice. In 1844, Washburn formed a partnership with land agent Cyrus Woodman. Together the two men developed a number of companies, such as the Wisconsin Mining Company.The most successful business venture undertaken by the men was land acquisition. In May 1855 they established Washburn's and Woodman's Mineral Point Bank. Washburn and Woodman dissolved their partnership amicably in 1855.
In 1856, the Minneapolis Mill Company. Was chartered by the Minnesota territorial legislature. Among the incorporators were Washburn's cousin Dorilus Morrison.An Illinois congressman who had acquired the rights to the water power at the west side of St. Washburn bought in and eventually became president. His brother William moved to Minneapolis about that time, and actively managed the company.
The company built a dam, a canal and a complex set of water transfer tunnels which were then leased, along with land that the company owned at the foot of the falls, to a variety of mills cotton mills, woolen mills, sawmills and grist/flour mills. Eventually the work and investment of the two brothers paid off well, and they used their new-found capital to invest in mills themselves.
In 1853, Washburn built a mill at Waubeck on the Chippewa River. In 1859 Washburn moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin. And after his war time service, he engaged in a project to clear the Black River. To make it easier to drive logs.In 1871 he formed the La Crosse Lumber Company, which eventually sawed 20,000,000 board feet. He also had the largest shingle mill in the upper Mississippi valley. In 1866, he built his own Washburn "B" Mill, which was thought at the time to be too large to ever turn a profit. However, he succeeded and in 1874 built an even larger Washburn "A" Mill. The original "A" mill complex was destroyed, along with several nearby buildings, in a flour. Explosion in 1878, but was later rebuilt. In 1877, Washburn teamed with John Crosby.
To form the Washburn-Crosby Company. At the same time, Washburn sent William Hood Dunwoody to England to open that market for spring wheat. Successful, Dunwoody became a silent partner and went on to become one of the wealthiest millers in the world.
Dunwoody became a philanthropist endowing hospitals, educational facilities which became Dunwoody College of Technology. And a charitable home which ultimately became Dunwoody Village. The corporation eventually became known as General Mills. In 1854, Washburn ran for Congress as a Republican. Later serving three terms as part of the 34th.And 36th United States Congresses. Representing Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district. From March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1861. In his last term Washburn served as chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims.
He declined to run again in 1860. The Washburn family had always been strongly opposed to slavery. Washburn moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin. Later that year as a delegate in the peace convention.That was held in an attempt to prevent the American Civil War. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War, becoming colonel of the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry. On February 6, 1862; brigadier general of Volunteers on July 16, 1862; and major general on November 29, 1862. Washburn had the honor of having his appointment document signed by President Abraham Lincoln. At one point Ulysses S.
Called Washburn one of the best administrative officers we have. He commanded the cavalry of the XIII Corps in the opening stages of Ulysses S. Once siege operations had begun against the city of Vicksburg and Grant called for all available forces, Washburn led a detachment of the XVI Corps. During the siege of Vicksburg.
He commanded the 1st Division in the XIII Corps. Banks' operations along the Texas Coast leading the expedition against Fort Esperanza. For the rest of the war he served in administrative capacities in Mississippi and Tennessee. While commanding Union forces in Memphis, he was the target of an unsuccessful raid led by Nathan B. To kidnap him and other Union generals.
He left the Union Army on May 25, 1865. This time representing Wisconsin's 6th congressional district. From March 4, 1867 to March 3, 1871, where he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings. He declined to run in 1870. In 1871, he was urged to run for Governor of Wisconsin.Washburn won the election and was inaugurated governor of Wisconsin on the first Monday in January, 1872 and served from 1872 to 1874. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1873. Shortly after birth, Washburn was diagnosed with epilepsy. Cadwallader Colden Washburn married Jeanette Garr, daughter of Elizabeth Sinclair Garr and Andrew Sheffield Garr on January 1, 1849.
Both were 30 at the time. The couple brought their first daughter, Jeanette (Nettie) Garr Washburn, into the world in 1850. After giving birth to Nettie, Jeanette showed signs of mental illness. After the birth of their second daughter, Frances (Fanny), in 1852, Washburn made arrangements for his wife's care at the Bloomingdale Asylum. Later she was transferred to an institution in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Where she remained until her death at age 90 in 1909. Washburn donated the Edgewood Villa estate to the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. The Edgewood Villa later became Edgewood College. Nearly a year later, in 1882, he died in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. While on a visit to the springs for his health.His body was interred in Oak Grove Cemetery. After his death his estate had an estimated value of between two and three million dollars. A large bequest was made to the city of La Crosse; land was bought and a building for the La Crosse Public Library.
However, the largest portion was set aside to pay for the care of his wife, Jeanette. Was named after Cadwallader Washburn. At the University of WisconsinMadison. In Minneapolis was also named after Cadwallader Washburn. This organization has evolved into what is known today as the Washburn Center for Children.
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