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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

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