BMG  ★  Andrews, Christopher C.

Christopher Columbus Andrews


Born: October 27, 1829

Birthplace: Hillsborough, New Hampshire

Father: Luther Andrews 1791 – 1870

Mother: Nabby Beard 1794 – 1870

Mary Francis Baxter 1837 – 1893
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul, Minnesota)​


Alice E. Andrews 1869 – 1961​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul, Minnesota)​


Attended Francestown Academy in New Hampshire​
Attended Harvard Law School​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Newton, Massachusetts​
Went to Kansas in 1854​
Law Clerk in United States Treasury Department​
1857: Established Residence in St. Cloud, Minnesota​
1859: Minnesota State Senator​
Newspaper Owner of Minnesota Union Newspaper

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Captain 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment​
1862: Captured in Murfreesboro, Tennessee​
1862: Exchanged in Prisoner of War Exchange in October​
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment​
1863: Participated in the Vicksburg, Mississippi Campaign​
1863 – 1864: Colonel 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment​
1863: Served in operations to capture Little Rock, Arkansas​
1864 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1865: Served in the siege of Fort Blakely, Alabama​
1865 – 1866: Union Army Commander District of Mobile, Alabama​
1865: Brevetted Major General in Union Army​
1866: Helped supervise early stages of Reconstruction in Houston, Texas​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th

Occupation after War:

Companion of the Minnesota Commandry, Military Order Loyal Legion​
1869 – 1877: United States Minister to Norway and Sweden​
Newspaper Editor in Minnesota​
1880: District Supervisor of 1880 Census in Minnesota​
United States Counsel General to Brazil​
1911 – 1922: Chief Warden, and Forest Commissioner in Minnesota​
Secretary of Minnesota State of State Forestry Board​

September 21, 1922

Place of Death: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Cause of Death: Old age and infection of the right kidney

Age at time of Death: 92 years old

Burial Place: Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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