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Edward Henry Hobson

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Edward Henry Hobson Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky, USA
Death
14 Sep 1901 (aged 76)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky, USA GPS-Latitude: 37.2582786, Longitude: -85.4951969
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he organized the 13th Kentucky Infantry and was commissioned Colonel in command. He commanded his regiment at the Battle of Shiloh, the Siege of Corinth and at Perryville. For his success in the field, President Abraham Lincoln promoted him Brigadier General in charge of Union troops in Kentucky. In July 1863, he led three brigades at the Battle of Buffington island, inflicted a severe defeat and captured most of Confederate General John Morgan's men. At Cynthiana, Kentucky, in June 1864, Hobson and 300 men of the 171st Ohio Infantry were captured by Confederate General Morgan, he was able to negotiate a prisoner exchange and was released. He commanded a brigade of Kentucky Cavalry at the Battle of Saltville in October, 1864 and was mustered out of the service in August 1865. After the war, he engaged in business and became president of the Southern Division of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, in 1887.
Civil War Union Brigadier General. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he organized the 13th Kentucky Infantry and was commissioned Colonel in command. He commanded his regiment at the Battle of Shiloh, the Siege of Corinth and at Perryville. For his success in the field, President Abraham Lincoln promoted him Brigadier General in charge of Union troops in Kentucky. In July 1863, he led three brigades at the Battle of Buffington island, inflicted a severe defeat and captured most of Confederate General John Morgan's men. At Cynthiana, Kentucky, in June 1864, Hobson and 300 men of the 171st Ohio Infantry were captured by Confederate General Morgan, he was able to negotiate a prisoner exchange and was released. He commanded a brigade of Kentucky Cavalry at the Battle of Saltville in October, 1864 and was mustered out of the service in August 1865. After the war, he engaged in business and became president of the Southern Division of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, in 1887.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: Oct 26, 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5894138/edward_henry-hobson: accessed ), memorial page for Edward Henry Hobson (11 Jul 1825–14 Sep 1901), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5894138, citing Hobson Family Cemetery, Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.