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Pvt Hiram M Blodgett
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Birth: Aug. 28, 1831
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1905
Central Lake
Antrim County
Michigan, USA

Civil War Veteran
Company D
1st New York Light Artillary

Enlisted on August 30, 1862
Discharged on May 30, 1865

Name in service records also spelled Bodgett


1st Regiment, New York Light Artillery

BATTERY "D," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.
Organized at Elmira, N. Y., and mustered in September 6, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 31, 1861. Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Hooker's 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps. Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, to December, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to February, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Divlsion, 3rd Army Corps, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D. C., to March, 1862. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va., March, 1862. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Bottom's Bridge May 24. Battle of Seven Pines (or Fair Oaks) May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station and Peach Orchard June 29. Turkey Bridge (or Malvern Cliff) June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 16, and in the Defences of Washington, D. C., near Fairfax Seminary, Munson's Hill and at Fairfax Station till November 25. Rappahannock Campaign December, 1862, to June, 1863. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13 to August 1. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Wapping Heights July 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Brandy Station November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Grove November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Duty near Brandy Station till May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. "Bloody Angle" (Assault on the Salient) May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad June 21-23, 1864. Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Varuna Road September 29. Poplar Grove Church September 30-October 1. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton White Oak Roads March 29-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 16, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 14 Enlisted men by disease. Total 27.


Hiram married Laura Ann Barber November 02, 1851. They had five children: Edmund, John, Sarah, Hirna, and Clara.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John H Blodgett (1801 - 1887)
  Lydia Wait Blodgett (1802 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Blodgett (1826 - 1885)
 
 Children:
  John Blodgett (1853 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Blodgett (1814 - 1878)*
  Jared Hoyt Blodgett (1820 - 1892)*
  Edmund W Blodgett (1828 - 1846)*
  Hiram M Blodgett (1831 - 1905)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Southern Cemetery
Central Lake
Antrim County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: drbuck
Record added: Aug 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28731349
Pvt Hiram M Blodgett
Added by: drbuck
 
Pvt Hiram M Blodgett
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- drbuck
 Added: Sep. 17, 2014
Two of my gg-granduncles served in the same unit; Battery D, 1st Regt, NY Light Artillery. I salute the loyal and dedicated service of PVT Blodgett and all other battery members.
- Louis Mosier
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014
Thank you for your service.
- gravehound club
 Added: Mar. 21, 2013
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