Henry Martyn Cist

HENRY MARTYN CIST was born February 20,1839, the son of Charles Cist Cincinnati's census-taker, chronicler, and statistician. He was graduated from Farmer's College in 1858, studied law in the office of George Hoadly, who later became governor of Ohio, and was admitted to the bar shortly before the Civil War started. He volunteered as a private, but soon became a colonel and served in all the major campaigns of the Army of the Cumberland. He was mustered out with the rank of brevet brigadier general and returned to Hamilton County where he resumed law practice and was twice elected mayor of College Hill. He wrote extensively for periodicals and encyclopedias and wrote one book, The Army of the Cumberland (published 1882), for "Scribner's War Series." In his later years General Cist traveled extensively in Europe. He died December 17,1902, in Rome, Italy, at age sixty-three.

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