This officer who fell so nobly fighting in behalf of his country in the battle at Pittsburg, was in the Mexican war. He enlisted as a private but was afterwards made a Lieutenant and then and Adjutant under the lamented Col. Hardin, at whose side he stood when that brave officer was killed. He was among the first to enlist against this unholy rebellion, and was elected Colonel of the 11th Illinois regiment. At the battle of Fort Donelson he had command of a brigade, and was afterwards promoted to Brigadier General. In the battle at Pittsburg, Gen. Wallace was acting as Major General. He had three brothers in the service, and his father-in-law, Col. T. L. Dickey, commanded the 4th Illinois cavalry, which was attached to his brigade.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, April 11, 1862, p. 1