Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Bisbee, Horatio, 1839-1916
|Horatio Bisbee (1839-1916), A1863, Attorney General of the State of Florida, was the first Tufts student to voluntarily enlist in the Union Army during the Civil War.|
Bisbee was born May 1, 1839, in Canton, Maine. In 1861, while attending Tufts, Bisbee left the college to enlist as a private in the Fifth Massachusetts Regiment. He was engaged at Bull Run and assisted in raising the Ninth Maine Regiment, of which he rose through the ranks to Colonel. He returned to Tufts, graduating in 1863.Following his graduation, Bisbee moved to Florida, where he became a well-known lawyer and attorney general for the state. Bisbee served as a United States congressman for Florida from 1887 to 1895.He died March 27, 1916, in Dixfield, Maine.