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 Benjamin Piatt Runkle

Benjamin Piatt Runkle

Birth
West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio, USA
Death 28 Jun 1916 (aged 79)
Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Site 240
Memorial ID 12982 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Major General. Born in Ohio, he was admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association in 1859 and practiced law at Cincinnati, Ohio. At the start of the Civil War, he was commissioned a Captain and commander of Company D, 13th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and fought at the September 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry. He was wounded at the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh and after recovering was commissioned Colonel and commander of the 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He would go on to commanded a brigade in Kentucky, Tennessee and from August 1864, until the end of the war was on duty with the Memphis Freedman's Bureau. On November 9, 1865, for "gallant and meritorious services", he was brevetted Brigadier and Major General, US Volunteers. After the war, served in the United States Regular Army, retiring as a Major in 1870. He then was editor of the Urbana, Ohio, "Union Paper" and a Professor of Military Science to many state military institutes. He was one of the founders of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 13 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12982
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Piatt Runkle (3 Sep 1836–28 Jun 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12982, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .