Show Summary Details

Page of
<p>Printed from American National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see <a href="https://global.oup.com/privacy" target="_blank">Privacy Policy</a> and <a href="/page/legal-notice" target="_blank">Legal Notice</a>).</p><p>date: 22 July 2019</p>

Rosecrans, William Starkelocked

(06 September 1819–11 March 1898)
  • Edward G. Longacre

Extract

Rosecrans, William Starke (06 September 1819–11 March 1898), soldier and congressman, was born in Delaware County, Ohio, the son of Crandall Rosecrans and Jemima Hopkins, farmers. His father died when Rosecrans was in his teens, forcing the boy to play a major role in supporting his family. Largely through his own efforts, he secured an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, from which he graduated fifth in the 56-man class of 1842....

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription