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Soldier , lawyer

Lewis Baldwin Parsons, American soldier, lawyer.


Parsons, Lewis Baldwin was born on April 5, 1818 in Genesee Company, New York, United States. Son of Lewis Baldwin and Lucina (Hoar) Parsons.


Graduated from Yale, 1840, A.M., in course, 1843, Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University Law School, 1844. City attorney, Alton, Illinois, 1846-1849. Attorney, treasurer, president Ohio & Mississippi R.R., 1854-1878.

Captain vols., October 31, 1861. Colonel, April 4, 1862. Brigadier general, May 11, 1865, on autographic order of President Lincoln for special srrvices.

Was chief of rail and river transportation of the armies of the United States during the Civil war. Brevetted major general for meritorious services and mustered out April 30, 1866.


July 5, 1852 (died 1857). Married 3d, Elizabeth Darrah, December 28, 1869 (died 1887). Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Illinois, 1880, with United States Senator Lyman Trumbull, candidate for government.

President Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, 1895-1898. Retired. Home: Flora, Ill.


Married Sarah Green Edwards, September 21, 1847 (died 1850). Married second, Julia Maria Edwards.; married 3d, Elizabeth Darrah, December 28, 1869 (died 1887).

Lewis Baldwin Parsons

Lucina (Hoar) Parsons

Sarah Green Edwards

Julia Maria Edwards.

Elizabeth Darrah