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Reuben B. Alexander
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1840
Portland
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1864
Portland
Cumberland County
Maine, USA

2nd Lieutenant. Civil War, Union Army.

Reuben B. Alexander enlisted as a private in Company B of the 1st Maine Infantry Regiment (unit numbers 1035 1035), on 3 May 1861, age 21 years. He was discharged with Distinguished Service as a private on 5 August 1861 and returned to Maine. His residence on his military papers at the time of enlistment was Cape Elizabeth, Maine. On October 4, 1861 he re-enlisted as a sergeant in Company B of the 10th Maine Infantry Regiment (unit numbers 1024 1024), which was formed as a recall and reorganization of the 1st Maine Infantry Regiment. His residence at that time was also listed as Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He was promoted to full lieutenant 2nd class (1862). On 09 August 1862, he was wounded at Cedar Moutain, VA. He was discharged with Distringuihed Service on 08 December 1862 because of his wounds. The statistics reported for this regiment was that only one soldier was discharged because of wounds, which were referred to as mortal wounds. On Jan 14, 1863 (final number on date year is unclear, but appears to be a "3"), his father, William W. Alexander filed pension papers for him. Reuben is listed as being an invalid. He died on 17 Jan 1864 from wounds he sustained at Cedar Mountain. 
 
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 Parents:
  William W. Alexander (1819 - ____)
  Electa Bartol Alexander (1823 - 1865)
 
 Siblings:
  Lydia J. Alexander Long (____ - 1866)**
  Charles S. G. Alexander (____ - 1851)*
  Reuben B. Alexander (1840 - 1864)
  William H. Alexander (1843 - 1865)*
  Charles F. G. Alexander (1854 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Western Cemetery
Portland
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Plot: J:122
 
Maintained by: Nelda Shirlene Pearson
Originally Created by: Charlie Morgan
Record added: Oct 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98746724
Reuben B. Alexander
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