April 7, 2011
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Christopher Andrews enlisted as a private in the Third Minnesota. Quickly rising to the rank of colonel, he spent much of his military service in Arkansas, participating in the capture of Little Rock (Pulaski County) in 1863. In 1864, he led Union forces in victory at the Action at Fitzhugh’s Woods. Promoted to brigadier general shortly afterward, he expanded his efforts by helping organize Arkansas Unionists. After the war, he served as U.S. minister to Sweden and Norway and as consul general to Brazil. He died in 1922.