- Hiram Scofield
Infobox Military Person
born=July 1, 1830
died=December 30, 1906
Saratoga County, New York
2nd Iowa Infantry
8th Louisiana Regiment Infantry (African Descent) 47th Regiment Infantry U.S. Colored Troops
Battle of Fort Donelson
Battle of Shiloh Battle of Vicksburg Battle of Memphis Battle of Fort Blakely
Hiram Scofield (
July 1, 1830– December 30, 1906) was a lawyerand Union Armyofficier during the American Civil War. He entered the Army as a private in 1862 and mustered out as a brevet brigadier general in 1866.
Early life and career
Scofield was born in rural
Saratoga County, New York. He attended Union Collegeand graduated from Albany Law Schoolin 1856. He established a law practice in Washington, Iowa, in 1858.
Schofield enlisted as a private in the Union Army in April 1861 and was assigned to Company H of the
2nd Iowa Infantry. He was promoted to second and then to first lieutenant, taking command of the company in February 1862 at the time of the Battle of Fort Donelson. He was adjudant to Brig. Gen. Jacob G. Lauman at the Battle of Shilohwhere Scofield was wounded in the leg. He returned to duty within a month. He was transferred to the staff of Brig. Gen. John McArthurat the Battle of Vicksburgand the Battle of Memphis.
In spring of 1863, Scofield organized and commanded the
8th Louisiana Regiment Infantry (African Descent)at Lake Providence, Louisiana. The regiment participated in the expedition up the Yazoo River. In the spring of 1864, he was assigned to command the 2nd Brigade of Maj. Gen. Edward Canby's division. The regimentwas transferred to Pensacola, Florida, and then participated in the Battle of Fort Blakelyand the capture of Mobile, Alabama. Scofield and his men thereafter were stationed in Louisianaand Texas
He mustered out in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on May 22, 1866, as a brigadier general.
After the Civil War, Schofield resumed his law practice in Iowa, which he continued until his death in 1906 in
Seattle, Washington.cite book | last = Burrell | first = Howard A. | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = History of Washington County, Iowa: From the First White Settlements to 1908. Also Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County | publisher = S. J. Clarke Pub. Co. | date = 1909 | location = | pages = 610-613 | url = http://books.google.com/books?id=TXcUAAAAYAAJ | doi = | id = | isbn = ]
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* [http://www.newberry.org/collections/FindingAids/scofield/Scofield.html Inventory of the Hiram Scofield Papers, 1857-1906 (Newberry Library)]
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