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BISHOP, Hudson Wade, soldier, born in Evansville, Jefferson County, New York, 24 June, 1831. He received his education at Fredonia academy, New York, where his father was settled as pastor of the Baptist church for several years, and later at Belleville, Jefferson co. After serving as a clerk and bookkeeper, he taught for two winters, then studied civil engineering, and in 1853 entered the office of the Grand Trunk railway at Kingston, Ont. After serving as an assistant engineer there and in Minnesota, he settled in Chatfield, Minnesota, as a surveyor, publishing a map and pamphlet history of that county. He also taught there, and then purchasing the " Democrat" in 1859, which he published until 1861, when he sold it and recruited a company of volunteers. He was mustered as a captain of the 2d Minnesota regiment on 26 June, 1861, and served through the war in the west. He rose to be colonel, 14 July, 1864, and was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers on 7 June, 1865. Since the war he has been engaged in building and operating railroads in Minnesota. He resigned in April, 1881, to engage in railroad construction.
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