Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Governor of Wisconsin Drowned

CAIRO, April 21.

Gov. Harvey, of Wisconsin, was drowned on Saturday night, at eleven o’clock, when passing from one boat to another, at Savannah, on the Tennessee river. His body had not been found when the dispatches left.

MADISON, Wis., April 21.

The Executive Department received the startling announcement of the death of Governor Louis P. Harvey, drowned at Savannah, Tenn., on Saturday night. The State offices were closed for the day, and flags lowered at half-mast.

Gov. Harvey was a native of Connecticut, 42 years of age, was a member of the Convention which framed the Constitution of the State, and for several years a leading member of the State Senate. At the time of his death he was engaged in the humane object of ministering to the wounded at Pittsburg Landing, having taken with him an immense amount of hospital stores, donated at his suggestion by the cities of Milwaukee, Madison, and Janesville. His successor is Lieut. Gov. Edward Salomon, of Milwaukee.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday Morning, April 23, 1862, p. 2

No comments: