Benjamin Dana Fearing

Benjamin Dana Fearing

Birth
Harmar, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Death 9 Dec 1881 (aged 44)
Harmar, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Burial Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 9949794 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. In April 1861, he enlisted in the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Regiment, took part in the battle of Bull Run and became adjutant of the 36th Ohio in August. On December 17, 1861, he was made Major of the 77th Ohio, which he commanded at Shiloh. On August 26, 1862, he was made Lieutenant Colonel of the 921 Ohio, which he had assisted in raising. He was promoted to Colonel in command of the 92nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on March 22, 1863. He defended Hoover's Gap at the head of three regiments and distinguished himself at Chiekamauga, where he was severely wounded. He rejoined his regiment in March, 1864, led it at Resaca, Kenesaw, Atlanta, and Jonesboro. On December 2, 1864, he was brevetted Brigadier General of Volunteers. He commanded a brigade in Sherman's march to the sea and was again severely wounded at Bentonville, where he led a charge, of which Anson C. McClurg, in his " Lost Chance of the Confederacy," says, " Upon this movement of General Fearing's brigade, in all probability, turned the fortunes of the day." After the war he engaged in manufacturing in Cincinnati, but illness caused by his wounds forced him to retire in 1869 and finally ended his life. General William T. Sherman spoke of him as "the bravest man that fought on Shiloh's field."

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 9949794
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Dana Fearing (10 Oct 1837–9 Dec 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9949794, citing Harmar Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .