Monday, July 5, 2010

Chaplain Frederick Humphrey

Chaplain Frederick Humphrey was born in Coulsville, N. Y.; graduated at Hamilton College, was professor of mathematics at Iowa State University; was commissioned Chaplain of the 12th Iowa April 24, 1864; joined the regiment while on March to Tupelo in July; served with the regiment continuously until mustered out with the regiment, January 20, 1866. On his return to Iowa, was rector of Trinity church, Muscatine, Iowa; professor of Divinity School, Faribault, Minn. On account of ill health, he left the Northwest and became rector of old St. John's church, Havre de Grace, Md.

SOURCE: David W. Reed, Campaigns and battles of the Twelfth Regiment Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry, p. 257

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