William Henry Baldwin

WILLIAM HENRY BALDWIN was born in 1832 in New Sharon, Maine. After graduating from Union College and Harvard Law School, he came to Cincinnati to begin law practice. Soon afterward the Italian civil war broke out, and he left Cincinnati to join with Garibaldi in all of his campaigns from Naples to Capri. While overseas Baldwin learned of the eruption of the Civil War in America and hastened home. He became lieutenant-colonel of the 83rd Ohio, taking part in the Vicksburg campaign and the capture of Mobile, and was later promoted to brevet brigadier general. After the war he spent the remaining years of his life practicing law in Cincinnati, where he died June 11,1898, at age sixty-six.

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