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 Frederick Eugene Blodgett

Frederick Eugene Blodgett

Birth
Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA
Death 4 Sep 1935 (aged 89)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot 14, 15616
Memorial ID 2585388 · View Source
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Son of William Riley Blodgett and Deborah Hedge.

Married 28 Jun 1873 to Lena Bessunger.

To their union was born 4 children:
Eugene C Blodgett, Estelle Blodgett, Chester Arthur Blodgett, and Dorothy Blodgett.

Frederick left Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire for New York before the Civil War, and was learning bank check engraving when he enlisted. Upon his discharge he returned to New York, where he was for twelve years an expert engraver with Tiffany & Company, and ten years with Stein Brothers on 23rd Street. He engraved his name and the letters of the alphabet on the head of a pin. He later was with Tiffany Brothers and resided on 445 4th Avenue.

Civil War Soldier:
Frederick enlisted as a Private in the Union Army on 9 Jan 1864. On 1 Sep 1864 he enlisted in Company K, New York 2nd Cavalry Regiment. He served under General Custer in General Sheridan's Cavalry Division, in the Shenandoah Valley and participated in several cavalry engagements, including the capture of General Lee's last supply trains. He was discharged June 5, 1865.

Frederick was also a Captain in the First Mounted Veterans of New York City.


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  • Maintained by: Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2585388
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Eugene Blodgett (5 Jan 1846–4 Sep 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2585388, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave (contributor 47241104) .