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    Kenneth L. Lyftogt(Author)

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Matthew Mark Trumbull was a Londoner who immigrated at the age of twenty. Within ten years of his arrival in America, he had become a lawyer in Butler County, Iowa; two years later a member of the state legislature; and two years after that a captain in the Union Army. This biography details the amazing life of this remarkable man.

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  • PDF | 127 pages
  • Kenneth L. Lyftogt(Author)
  • University Of Iowa Press (November 15, 2007)
  • English
  • 6
  • History

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  • By David J. Duprey on April 23, 2014

    For such a short book, this was an interesting read.The most fascinating part of Trumbull's life was his early years, beginning with his birth at the "Witching Hour" in England.From the book, you get the picture that Trumbull was a brave and capable officer prevented by politics from rising to his full potential. In the end, he was relegated to the backwater of the Civil War having to deal with the less cut and dry issues of the Civil War.For anyone interested in Iowa during the Civil War, this is worth the read. I never realized that not everyone in Iowa supported the War. You often hear about Missouri having divided loyalties, but not in a state as north as Iowa.Trumbull's post-war career is also interesting as is some of the writings included in the book on the Labor movement.

  • By Marie on November 20, 2012

    General Trumbull was my husband's ancestor, so this book was a wonderful find. His strong political principles and eloquence are evident in his descendents. No doubt he would be pleased about that.

  • By Wheelbarrow on September 21, 2008

    Excellent book about a brave and fascinating man, one of the forgotten heroes of Shiloh and other battles. This is a true story of someone who sought the American dream, found it, and lived it fully.


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