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Federal (USV)


Zebulon B Blethen

Home State: Maine

Command Billet: Commanding Detachment

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Maine Cavalry, Company G

Before Antietam

Age 32, from Lewiston, ME, he enrolld and was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company G, First Maine Cavalry on 31 October 1861. He was promoted to Captain in 1862, date not given.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company as a detachment in Maryland, assigned as headquarters escort, Ninth Army Corps.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 1 December 1862. He returned to service, commissioned First Lieutenant, Company H, First District of Columbia Cavalry on 1 June 1863. Date of discharge not given.

References & notes

Service from the State of Maine1 and his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database.


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863  [AotW citation 21104]