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G. Blake

G. Blake

Federal (USV)


Granville Blake

(1827 - 1909)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 36, from Auburn, he enlisted as Corporal in Company H, 10th Maine Infantry on 4 October 1861. He was elected by his Company and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 26 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with Company H in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant 26 September 1862, and mustered out with them on 8 May 1863. He was commissioned Captain, Company H, 29th Maine Infantry on 16 December 1863, and was wounded in the wrist in action in the peach orchard at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864. He was honored by brevet to Major on 13 March 1865, and mustered out with his unit on 21 June 1866.

After the War

He was a salesman in a furniture store in Auburn, and elected to the Maine House of Representatives from Auburn by March 1869. He is listed as a partner in the Bradford, Conant & Co. furniture business (offices in Lewiston, sawmill and factory in Auburn) in the 1893-4 City Directory. 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 elected office from McPherson's Political Manual (1869). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/17/1827; Mt. Vernon, ME


04/24/1909; burial in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, ME


1   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pp. 208, 648  [AotW citation 17416]