Monday, September 2, 2013

Elihu Washburne-- Part 2

Washburne was a resident of Galena, Illinois, in the northwest corner of the state and represented the area from 1853 to 1869. This was also U.S. Grant's town before the Civil War. /// He was a supporter of U.S. Grant and helped him secure promotions to brigadier general and lieutenant general. Washburne's brother, Major General Cadwallader C, Washburn (Elihu had added the origuinal "e" to his name), helped him maintain close ties to Grant. /// -- Old Decesh

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