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Civil War Soldiers - Stumbaugh

Stumbaugh, Frederick S., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in the state of Pennsylvania, and at the outbreak of the Civil war took a very active part in support of the Federal government. On April 20, 1861, he was commissioned colonel of the 2nd Pa. infantry for the three- months' service, and with it proceeded to Cockeysville, then to York and Chambersburg, where it became a part of the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, Department of Washington, and moved to Funkstown, Md. He was mustered out of the three-months' service July 27, 1861, and on Oct. 26 of the same year was again mustered into the military service as colonel of the 77th Pa. infantry. He left the state with this regiment and proceeded to Louisville, Ky., thence to the Nolin river, where it was encamped for some time and assigned to the 5th brigade, 2nd division, Army of the Ohio. On March 2, 1862, the regiment arrived at Nashville, and on April 7 Col. Stumbaugh led it in the second day's struggle of the battle of Shiloh. On May 28 with his command he was in front of the works at Corinth, Miss., and after the evacuation by the enemy slowly returned to Nashville, arriving there early in September. Later in the month he hastened with Buell's army to the protection of Louisville, was engaged with the enemy at Floyd's fork, Ky., and skirmished at Fern creek and Claysville. His regiment was not engaged at Perryville, and soon after that battle it returned to Nashville, where it rested until the opening of the winter campaign. On Nov. 27 Col. Stumbaugh led his regiment in a sharp skirmish near La Vergne, and on Nov. 29, 1862, was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers. He served in that capacity until Jan. 22, 1863, when his appointment as brigadier-general was revoked. He was honorably discharged as colonel May 15, 1863, and returned to the pursuits of a civil career.

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

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