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Civil War Soldiers - Dumont

Dumont, Ebenezer, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Vevay, Ind., Nov. 23, 1814. He was educated at the Indiana state university, studied law and was admitted to the bar, and began to practice his profession in Vevay. He was chosen member of the state legislature in 1838, was elected speaker of the house, and in 1839-45, was treasurer of Vevay county, and was for many years president of the state bank. In the Mexican war he served as lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Ind. volunteers, and distinguished himself at the battle of Huamantla. Returning to Indiana, he was a Democratic elector in 1852, and in 1850 and 1853 was again a member of the lower house of the state legislature. At the beginning of the Civil war he became colonel of the 7th Ind. regiment, served with distinction at Laurel hill, Rich mountain and Carrick's ford, and then, reorganizing his regiment for three years' service, commanded it at the action of Greenbrier river, Oct. 3, 1861, under Gen. Reynolds. He was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers Sept. 3, 1861, was engaged at Cheat mountain, Sept. 12, and commanded the 17th brigade, Army of the Ohio, in Jan., 1862. He attacked and drove off Morgan and his raiders at Lebanon, Ky., May 5, 1862, and after September of that year commanded the 12th division of Buell's army. He was compelled by failing health to resign his commission, Feb. 28, 1863, and was elected to Congress as a Unionist, serving from 1863 till 1867. He died in Indianapolis, Ind., April 16, 1871.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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