Seventh governor of Wisconsin 1862 serving only a few months.
While visiting troops fell off a boat into the Tennessee River and drowned.
His body was found 14 days later, 65 miles downstream.
Cordelia Perrine Harvey Dec 27, 1824 – 1895
Born Cordelia Adelaide Perrin
Married Louis P Harvey in 1847
After Louis's death in 1862 Cordelia took up the cause of improving medical care for Wisconsin's Civil War soldiers who
languished in ramshackle field hospitals, closely packed in small, badly ventilated rooms. She personally lobbied President
Abraham Lincoln for funding to establish northern hospitals for soldiers and, while initially rebuffed, she eventually prevailed.
This lead the founding of the Harvey Hospital in Madison to care for
Wisconsin's Civil War veterans.
After the war she devoted her energy to children orphaned by the war. After more meetings with powers in Washington, Harvey
Hospital was converted to the Soldiers Orphans Home. Mrs. Harvey served as the superintendent from 1866–74.
She married the Reverend Albert Chester of Buffalo New York in 1876 and lived in New York until her death in 1895.