Viewing Judge Nathaniel A. Gearhart (1843-1906).
During the Battle of Gettysburg, nineteen year old Nathaniel Gearhart sustained a serious leg wound. He was discharged and returned home in New York to recover. He became a lawyer, married and began raising a family. In April 1887, they moved to Duluth, Minnesota. He was deputy register of deeds in 1887-1888. He was admitted to the Minnesota bar and began practicing law in Duluth; in 1891, he formed a partnership with his son Harry, newly graduated from the University of Minnesota Law Department.