Stoughton, William L.

Led 11th Michigan Infantry 1861, Army of the Cumberland Brigadier General at Stones River, Chickamauga & Chattanooga, US Rep 1869-73

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(1827-1888) Michigan politician and soldier, served in Congress, Union Army general and brigade commander in the Civil War. Studied law in Ohio, Indiana & Michigan 1849-51, admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Sturgis, Michigan. Appointed US Attorney for the District of Michigan by President Lincoln in March 1861, resigned few months later to enter the Army following outbreak of the Civil War. Colonel of the 11th Michigan Infantry, then Brigadier General commanding 2nd Brigade, 1st Division of the XIV Corps of the Army of the Cumberland at Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga. Promoted to brevet Major General, resigned in Aug. 1864 because of ill health, resumed law practice in Sturgis in 1865. Michigan Attorney General 1867-68, elected as a Republican to Congress, serving 1869-73, returned to practice of law 1874. Signed 2 ¾ x 6 slip likely while Congressman, adds “Sturgis/Mich.” under signature. Undated but ca. 1869.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signature






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