History of Lucas county, Iowa ... Des Moines, State Historical Company 1881. LaCrosse, WI: Brookhaven Press, 2000. [Reprint]
ALEXANDER, G. W.,
attorney at law, post-office, Chariton.Born March 7, 1845, in Jefferson county, Tennessee, where he remained until 1861.He then enlisted in the Confederate service, in the 31st Tennessee infantry, and served until the close of the war, participating in the battles of Richmond, Perryville, Stone River, Vicksburg, the battle of the Wilderness, and all the engagements between Generals Sheridan and Early, until September 2, 1864, when he was captured and imprisoned until the close of the war.His brigade was mounted after the capture of Vicksburg.During the service he was promoted from lieutenant to captain.At the close of the war he came to Iowa, locating in Dubuque, where he remained eight years.While in Dubuque he read law with W. T. Barker, and was admitted to the bar in November, 1871.In 1872, he came to Lucas county, and is now practicing law in Chariton.He was married December 30, 1872, in Delaware county, Iowa, to Clara H. Dodson.