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 Benjamin Dornblaser

Benjamin Dornblaser

Birth
Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Apr 1905 (aged 76)
Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas, USA
Burial Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas, USA
Plot Lot 296
Memorial ID 26834509 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Major General. As a surveyor and farmer, he enlisted in the army at the beginning of the Civil War and joined the 46th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was appointed 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant and before his unit went to the front received the commission of Major. Promoted Colonel and commander of the regiment on October 11, 1862, he participated in the Battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, and Vicksburg, suffering severe wounds during the first day at Shiloh. On February 20, 1865, he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers, and on March 18, 1865 was brevetted Major General, US Volunteers "for gallant and meritorious services during the war."

Bio by: Thomas Fisher



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  • Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
  • Added: 15 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26834509
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Dornblaser (12 Oct 1828–9 Apr 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26834509, citing Fredonia City Cemetery, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .