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Levi Bledsoe
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1838
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1864
Knox County
Missouri, USA

Son of Andrew Jackson Bledsoe Sr. and Mary "Polly" Noblitt Bledsoe.

Union Civil War soldier: Private of Capt. E. B. Shafer's Company E 21st Reg't Infantry Missouri Volunteers.

On 29 Feb 1864 in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri he enlisted with Company E 21st Reg't Infantry Missouri Volunteers [Union] initially at the age of 25 to serve for three years.

On a Company Muster Roll it stated he was sick since October 1, 1864 at Jefferson Barracks, MO.

Levi died soon after returning home on furlough from small pox. He was sent home to convalesce.

His discharge paper dated 24 Jan. 1865 lists he was honorably discharged from the Union Army the date of his death, 28 Nov. 1864. He had pay due him at the time.

There once was a letter that existed written by Levi to his Aunt Sarah M. Noblitt from a camp near LaGrange, Tenn. dated 2 July 1864.
He talked about being on a railroad about 45 miles east of Memphis and that the next day had marching orders to travel eight miles to fix a RR bridge.
He talked about how the weather is so hot that a soldier can't march far and told how there were, "six men sunstruck and died several were sunstruck and got over it. You may think it is hot weather up there (MO) but I never saw such hot weather there. Such a day as last Fourth of July is cool weather here. I expect that you are fixing to have a celebration on the Fourth. I hope that you will have a good time and will enjoy yourselves. Well, I can't tell what we will be doing on the Fourth but I expect that we will spend the day in marching or laying in camp, or it may be that we will be fighting the Rebs- we can't tell what until the day comes. We don't know one day what we will do the next..."

In Nov. 18,1865 his brother, Francis Robert, whom enlisted in the same unit same date as Levi, contracted small pox and was hospitalized in Mobile Alabama. He survived.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Jackson Bledsoe (1815 - 1883)
  Mary Elizabeth Noblitt Bledsoe (1810 - 1858)
 
 Siblings:
  Levi Bledsoe (1838 - 1864)
  Robert Francis Bledsoe (1839 - 1922)*
  Sarah Miriam Bledsoe Nelson (1841 - 1925)*
  Mary Serelda Bledsoe Beck (1850 - 1876)*
  Andrew Jackson Bledsoe (1851 - 1925)*
  Hettie Bledsoe (1862 - 1879)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Noblitt Cemetery
Knox County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Michelle Pendleton
Record added: Nov 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81229794
 

Thank you for your service to our country Great Grand Uncle Levi Bledsoe. You gave the the ultimate sacrifice for your country.
- Michelle Pendleton
 Added: Sep. 18, 2012

- NE MO
 Added: Feb. 12, 2012
 
 
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