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B.M. Redlon

B.M. Redlon

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Benjamin Melville Redlon

(1833 - 1919)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, a carpenter from Portland, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, First Maine Infantry for 3 months on 3 May 1861. He was commissioned First Lieutenant in Company C, 10th Maine Infantry, and mustered on 5 October 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 26 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded Company D in the absence of their officers, and was slightly wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with the 10th Infantry in May was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company C, 29th Maine Infantry on 17 December 1863. He was promoted to Captain, Company B, on 29 December. He mustered out with his Company on 21 June 1866.

After the War

By 1909 he was receiving a Federal pension of $30 per month. He was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS).

References & notes

Service from Gould's History, 1 source also of his picture. His occupation from a Portland City Directory for 1856 and 1858. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

A CDV of him sold on ebay in 2016.

Birth

10/15/1833; Sebago, ME

Death

02/05/1919 Portland, ME; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, ME

Notes

1   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pp. 606, 655  [AotW citation 17422]