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Civil War Soldiers - Plummer
|Plummer, Joseph B., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Barre, Mass., Aug. 10, 1820, and was graduated
at the United States military academy in 1841. He served in Florida,
on the western frontier and during the Mexican war, and was promoted
1st lieutenant in 1848 and captain in 1852. During the early part of
the Civil war he rendered important services to Gen. Nathaniel Lyon in
Missouri in the capture of Camp Jackson, and he participated with that
general in the battle of Wilson's creek, where he was severely
wounded. On Sept. 25, 1861, he became colonel of the 11th Mo.
infantry, and, on Oct. 22, he was appointed brigadier-general of
volunteers. He defeated the Confederates at Fredericktown, Mo., on
Oct. 12, and subsequently participated in the battle of New Madrid and
the capture of Island No. 10. On April 25, 1862, he was promoted major
in the regular army, and he served in the Mississippi campaign, being
present at the siege and battle of Corinth, and taking part in the
pursuit of the enemy at Booneville. He died as the result of exposure
in camp, his death occurring near Corinth, Miss., Aug. 9, 1862.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908