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Gardner S. Blodgett Civil War officer's commissions, 1861-1864.

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Vermont Historical Society Library  973.741 B621c  Manuscript  Size C 

Title : Gardner S. Blodgett Civil War officer's commissions, 1861-1864.
Physical Description : 2 items ; 48 x 37 cm.
Summary :

Two commissions issued to Gardner S. Blodgett, the first appointing him as Assistant Quartermaster with the rank of captain, on August 6, 1861, and the second appointing him Assistant Quartermaster on July 6, 1864. Both commissions were signed by Abraham Lincoln, while the first commission was also signed by Thomas A. Scott, Acting Secretary of War and the second commission by Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. The documents both bear engraved images of an eagle, flags, and other military symbols.

Biographical or historical data :

Gardner Spring Blodgett, the son of Luther Palmer and Mary Jefferson Blodgett, was born November 10, 1819 in Rochester, Vermont. He was commissioned as Assistant Quartermaster with the rank of captain on August 6, 1861 and began his duties in Burlington, Vermont, equipping the First Vermont Cavalry Regiment. In 1862 he was ordered to Annapolis to serve as Depot Quartermaster. In 1864 he was sent to Baltimore to serve as Chief Quartermaster of the Eighth Army Corps. He resigned his commission on October 13, 1865. He died in Burlington, Vermont on April 16, 1909.

Personal Subject : Blodgett, Gardner S. (Gardner Spring), 1819-1909.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army Appointments and retirements.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Burlington (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Military commissions.