Lovell Harrison Rousseau was a distinguished Union general in the Civil War, but he was more than a soldier. A defense attorney, Rousseau served as a state legislator in Indiana and Kentucky before the war. After the war, Rousseau served as a congressman before returning to the service in 1867 as a brigadier general. This biography covers Rousseau's childhood challenges, varied career, and ambiguous attitude toward blacks.
Dan Lee has degrees in history from Murray State University and Western Kentucky University. He lives in Hardin County, Kentucky.