Matthew Mark Trumbull was a Londoner who immigrated at the age of twenty. Within ten years of his arrival in Amreica, 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. By the end of the Civil War, he was a bravet brigadier general, and in his later years he was an author and lecturer. Kenneth Lyftogt's biography details the amazing life of this remarkable man, also shedding light on the histories of the Third Iowa Volunteer Infantry and the Ninth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry.
By Kenneth Lyftogt