★ ★  Washburn, Cadwallader C.

Cadwallader Colden Washburn


Born: April 22, 1818

Birthplace: Livermore, Massachusetts (Maine)

Father: Israel Washburn 1784 – 1876
(Buried: Waters Hill Cemetery, Livermore, Maine)​

Mother: Martha “Patty” Benjamin 1792 – 1861
(Buried: Waters Hill Cemetery, Livermore, Maine)​

Wife: Jeanette Garr 1819 – 1909
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, Wisconsin)​


Jeanette Garr Washburn Kelsey 1850 – 1931​
(Buried: Center Cemetery, Shirley, Massachusetts)​
Frances “Fanny” Washburn 1852 –​

Occupation before War:

1838 – 1839: School Teacher in Wiscasset, Maine​
School Teacher and Store Clerk in Davenport, Iowa Territory​
Attorney in Mineral Point, Wisconsin Territory​
Half Owner of Wisconsin Mining Company​
Helped Establish Washburn and Woodman Mineral Point Bank​
Builder of a Saw mill on the Chippewa River​
1855 – 1861: United States Congressman from Wisconsin​

Civil War Career:

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1861: Delegate to Washington, D.C. Peace Conference​
1862: Colonel of 2nd​ Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Brigadier general of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862 – 1865: Major General of Union Army, Volunteers​

1863: Cavalry Commander during the Vicksburg Campaign
1863: Served in the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1863: Division Commander during expedition against Fort Esperanza​
Served in Administrative roles in Mississippi and Tennessee​
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army on May 25th​

Occupation after War:

1866: Builder of Washburn “B” Flour Mill​
1867 – 1871: United States Congressman from Wisconsin​
1871: Formed La Crosse Lumber Company​
1872 – 1874: Governor of Wisconsin​
1877: Helped form the Washburn – Crosby Company​
1880 – 1882: Suffered from Effects of Stroke and Bright’s Disease​
1881: Donated the Edgewood Villa to Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters​

Died: May 14, 1882

Place of Death: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Cause of Death: Apoplexy and Apoplectic Seizure Effects

Age at time of Death: 64 years old

Burial Place: Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, Wisconsin
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