From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to navigationJump to search. July 3, 1870 (aged 4142). Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. Union Army colonel rank insignia.Union Army major general rank insignia. Joseph Eldridge Hamblin (January 13, 1828 July 3, 1870) was an American officer during the Civil War, who led a regiment and then a brigade in the Army of the Potomac. Hamblin, the son of Benjamin and Hannah (Sears) Hamblin, was born January 13, 1828 at Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Long a member of the 7th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, then the 7th Regiment of the New York militia, he enlisted in 1861 as adjutant in Duryea's Zouaves and served in Northern Virginia under Butler, McClellan, Meade, and Grant, and Sheridan in the 65th New York Infantry. When Colonel Alexander Shaler became a general, Hamblin became regimental colonel in his place. He especially distinguished himself at the Battle of Cedar Creek, where he was wounded while leading a brigade of VI Corps. Hamblin was brevetted as a brigadier general and in 1865 promoted to full rank, with the brevet of major general for gallantry at Battle of Sailor's Creek. Civil War Union Brigadier General. Rose from a 1st Lieutenant in the 5th New York Infantry to Brigadier General and brigade commander in the Army of the Potomac. Fought in the first battle of the war at Big Bethel, Virginia (Jule 10, 1861). Led the 65th New York Infantry in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
He accompanied the VI Corps into the Shenandoah Valley, and led a brigade under General Philip Sheridan. Repeatedly commended, he was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers in May 1865. Father: Benjamin Hamblin 1798 1837. (Buried: Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth, Massachusetts).
Mother: Hannah Sears 1800 1884. Employee of firm of engine builders in Boston Mass. 1851: Joined the 7th New York National Guard Regiment. 1857 1861: Resident of Saint Louis, Missouri returning to New York. And Adjutant of 5th New York Infantry Duryees Zouaves.
1861: Served in the Battle of Big Bethel, Virginia. Performed some Engineering duty at Baltimore, Maryland.Captain of 5th New York Infantry Regiment. Major of 65th New York Infantry Regiment. Colonel of 65th New York Infantry Regiment. 1862: Served in the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia. 1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland.
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 1863 1865: Colonel of 65th New York Infantry Regiment. 1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia.
1863: Served in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 1864: Served in the Wilderness Campaign in Virginia. 1864: Served in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign.
1864: Wounded in the leg during the Battle of Cedar Creek. 1864: Brevetted Brigadier General for Gallantry at Cedar Creek. 1865: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry Battle of Saylors Creek.1865: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers Infantry. 1865: Mustered out of the Union Army. Adjutant General and Chief of Staff New York State National Guard. Place of Death: New York City, New York.
Cause of Death: Peritonitis from Colon, perforation of bowel. Age at time of Death: 42 years old.Burial Place: Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth, Massachusetts. The item "Civil War CDV Union General Joseph Hamblin 7th NYSM, 5thNYV 65th NYV" is in sale since Monday, June 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.