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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