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

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. In late 1862, he was commissioned as a Major in the 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and he would go on to 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, he was promoted Colonel and commander of the regiment. He led the 95th Illinois through the campaigns for Nashville, Atlanta, and Mobile. On March 26, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers "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) 
Oakland Cemetery
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 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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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 21, 2017

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 Added: Oct. 19, 2016

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