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 Nehemiah Blake

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Nehemiah Blake

  • Birth 15 Dec 1786 Maine, USA
  • Death 28 Mar 1876 Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 19712290

From K L Bonnett:

War of 1812 Veteran
Captain Cain's Company
27th US Infantry
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Civil War Veteran
Co B 37th Iowa Infantry
"The Greybeard Regiment"
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Blake, Nehemiah. Age 77. Residence Wapello, nativity Maine. Enlisted Sept. 16, 1862. Mustered Nov. 6, 1862. Discharged for disability May 21, 1863, St. Louis, Mo.
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The Greybeard Regiment has a unique place in history. It was the only regiment made up of men over the enlistment or draft age which at that time was 45. All were volunteers...some as old as 80 years. Its purpose was to guard prisons and arsenals to free young men for battle however it did see action when guarding supply trains and defending Memphis,TN during a surprise attack from the infamous cavalry of Nathan Bedford Forrest.


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  • Maintained by: The Genealogy Genie
  • Originally Created by: Connie
  • Added: 3 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19712290
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nehemiah Blake (15 Dec 1786–28 Mar 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19712290, citing Rice Cemetery, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by The Genealogy Genie (contributor 46972727) .