Samuel Bloomer

Samuel Bloomer (HM1D79)

Location: Stillwater, MN 55082 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 2.443', W 92° 48.583'

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Samuel Bloomer,
Married
Miss Nellie
Pressnell,
who was born in Shipton-
Under-Wychwood, England,
Aug. 10, 1845.
Children:
Chas. H. Bloomer,
Born Sept. 27, 1866,
Died Apr. 25, 1891.
Grace G Bloomer
Born Feb. 18, 1872,
Died Feb. 1, 1874.


Samuel Bloomer,
Color Sergeant of the 1st
Minnesota Vol. Infantry.

2nd Corps Badge · The Grand Army of the Republic Badge

Was born Oct. 30, 1835, at Engi Canton, Glarus, Switzerland. His father was Jacob Bloomer: His mother, Annie Marty-Bloomer. Samuel came to America in 1846 and in 1848 came to Stillwater, Minn. Enlisted April 22, 1861, and was mustered into service in Co. B, 1st Minn. Vol. Inf. at Fort Snelling, April 29, 1861. Was first wounded at Battle of Bull Run, and in the Battle of Antietam was wounded in his right leg. After lying on the battlefield three nights he was taken to a temporary hospital at Hoffman's barn, where his leg was amputated. Afterwards he was removed to Smoketown Hospital, Dec. 6, 1862, was discharged and came home. August 1st 1863, President Lincoln appointed him Lieutenant in the Veteran Reserve Corps. While he was on duty at the military post, Evansville, Ind. he commanded the 25th and 120th Companies of the 2nd Battalion Vet. Res. Corps. Did duty in the Freedmen's Bureau at Pine Bluff, Ark., and was mustered out Sept. 19, 1866.

Died Oct 4 1917


Samuel Bloomer Participated
in the Following Engagements:

First Bull Run (wounded), Edwards Ferry, Siege of Yorktown, West Point, VA., Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Glendale, Malvern Hill July 21 - Aug. 5, 1862, South Mountain and Antietam.
In the Battle of Savage Station, the Color Serg't was killed. Corporal Bloomer seized the colors, carried them through the engagement, was afterwards promoted to Color Serg't and carried the flag through the following battles: Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Glendale, Malvern Hill, First and Second Battles South Mountain, and Antietam, where he lost his right leg. He was the last Color Serg't of the 1st Minn. Vol. Inf.
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HM NumberHM1D79
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 5:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 514986 N 4987491
Decimal Degrees45.04071667, -92.80971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 2.443', W 92° 48.583'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 2' 26.58" N, 92° 48' 34.98" W
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Area Code(s)952, 651, 612
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6206-6250 County Hwy 24, Stillwater MN 55082, US
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