Nicknamed “THE FANTASTIC Agnostic,” he spoke publicly on religion, slavery and women’s suffrage. His important speeches had been posthumously collected inside a twelve-volume function referred to as the Dresden Editions. He worked well like a schoolteacher in Illinois before generating a law level. Later, he structured the 11th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, a device that fought in the American Civil War’s Fight of Shiloh. He was captured in the Civil Battle, but premiered after encouraging that he’d not battle for the rest of the battle. He wedded Eva Parker Ingersoll, with whom he consequently experienced two daughters. He was the child of Congregationalist minister and abolitionist, John Ingersoll. He was a good friend of Walt Whitman.