Andrew Hickenlooper

Taken in the Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Hamilton County.

ANDREW HICKENLOOPER was born August 10,1837, in Hudson, Ohio, but moved with his family to Cincinnati where he was educated. At the outbreak of the Civil War he left his post as city surveyor and recruited a battery of artillery from southwestern Ohio, which took part in battles in Missouri and at the battle of Shiloh. During the siege of Vicksburg, General Grant named Hickenlooper chief engineer in charge of all engineering operations during the campaign and march through Georgia and the Carolinas. In recognition of distinguished service, he was named brevet brigadier general on May 20,1865. After the war he served as United States marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, but resigned in 1871 to become city engineer of Cincinnati. From this post he entered public utility work, becoming president of the Cincinnati Gas, Light and Coke Company in 1877. He served as lieutenant governor of Ohio from 1880 to 1882, but then refused further public office. He spent the rest of his life as president of the utility company and devoted much time to writing about the Civil War and about street lighting and heating. [General Hickenlooper's papers are now part of the collection of The Cincinnati Historical Society.] In 1903 he traveled to Mexico in an unsuccessful search for better health, but upon his return to Cincinnati he died May 12,1904, at age sixty-six.

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