Jasper Adalmorn Maltby


Jasper Adalmorn Maltby

  • Born 1826, Ashtabula County, Ohio; saw service in Mexican War; wounded at Chapultepec
  • Moved to Galena in 1850, opening a gunsmithing and sporting accessories business
  • Married Melvina James in 1852; had one son, Henry
  • With fellow Galenian John E. Smith, instrumental in forming the 45th Illinois Infantry, the “Washburne Lead Mine Regiment”
  • Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 45th, September 1861; wounded at Fort Donelson
  • Promoted Colonel, November 1862; wounded at Vicksburg; promoted Brigadier General, August 1863
  • Mustered out, January 1866, entering mercantile business in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Appointed military mayor of Vicksburg, and head of registration bureau, enrolling black voters
  • Died in Vicksburg, December 12, 1867; buried in Galena’s Greenwood Cemetery, March 1868