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Leander Blanden
Birth: Oct. 19, 1830
Burlington
Otsego County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1904
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. In late 1862, Blanden joined the 95th Illinois Infantry as a major. The unit was mustered out of Rockford. He participated in the battles of Fort Gibson, Champion's Hill, and Vicksburg. After the death of Colonel Thomas W. Humphrey at the Battle of Guntown on June 10, 1864, Blanden was given command of the regiment along with the rank of colonel. He led the 95th through the campaigns for Nashville, Atlanta, and Mobile. On March 26, 1865 he was made brevet brigadier general "for faithful and meritorious services during the campaign against the city of Mobile and its defenses." He was mustered out with his regiment on August 17, 1865. He spent his last years as a capitalist and farmer in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Sec. H, Lot 35
 
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Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
Record added: May 02, 2010
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Leander Blanden
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- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: May. 29, 2014
Appointed Major August 22, 1862, mustered into service September 4, 1862. Promoted to Lieutenant colonel May 21, 1863, to rank from January 24, 1863; promoted to Colonel October 13, 1864, to rank from September 1, 1864. Mustered out with regiment August 1...(Read more)
- Russell Kasper
 Added: Oct. 20, 2013

- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Oct. 22, 2012
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