Samuel Lyle Glasgow
Brigadier General, United States Army
He soon after removed to Corydon where he opened a law office. In July, 1861, he assisted in raising Company I, of the Fourth Iowa Volunteer Infantry and was chosen First Lieutenant. In 1862 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Twenty-third Regiment.
Upon the death of Colonel Kinsman he was promoted to the command of the regiment, making an excellent officer and before the close of the war attained the rank of brevet Brigadier General.
Upon his return home he was elected on the
Republican ticket Representative in the Eleventh General Assembly. In 1867
he was appointed United States Consul to Havre, France, where he remained
several years. In 1872 he was sent to Glasgow, Scotland, as United States
Colonel Samuel L. Glasgow of Corydon, Iowa, commissioned in the 23 Iowa Infantry, May 19, 1863.
General Glasgow died on 16 January 1916 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Winona Glasgow (15 October 1870-13 January 1916) is buried with him.
Samuel Lyle Glasgow of Ohio
MRS. S. L. GLASGOW,WIDOWED, ENDS LIFE
Shoots Herself, Leaving Note Asking To Be Buried Beside General, Who Died Sunday
WASHINGTON, January 19, 1916 - Because she felt she could not live alone, Mrs. Winona Glasgow, 45 years old, widow of Brigadier General Samuel Lyle Glasgow, who won promotion for his share in the siege of Vicksburg in the Civil War, committed suicide this afternoon by shooting herself through the heart in her apartments at the Falkstone Courts. General Glasgow, was was70 years old, died there on Sunday night of haddening of the arteries. This morning his body was cremated.
Mrs. Glasgow went to the crematory this morning with her brother, Charles Schlichter, and her sister, Mrs. Charles W. Dietts,of Burlington, Iwa. They accompanied the widow back to her apartments. She sent Mrs. Dietts out for marketing and in the latter's absence wrote this note:
"I am lonesome, and cannot live without the General. It is my request that my ashes be placed along with his at Arlington tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Please forgive me for this, but it is my only solace."
When Mrs. Dietts returned, Mrs. Glasgow,who had neither slept nor eaten since her husband's death, said she would lie down and rest. Going into her room, she partly disrobed, lay upon bed with a comfort, placed the revolver against her heart and pulled the trigger. Two hours later, when they called her for dinner, her brother and sister discovered her dead body.
Mrs. Glasgow married General Glasgow ten years
ago in Chicago. Four years ago they came to Washington to enable
the General to conduct a legislative campaign for old age pensions for
Civil War veterans.
GLASGOW, WINONA WID/O SAMUEL L
Posted: 15 May 2004 Updated: 25 May 2004 Updated: 16 May 2005 Updated: 14 September 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004