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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1839

Vol. II

(Born O.)

Eleazer A. Paine​1

(Ap'd O.)


Eleazer Arthur Paine: Born Sep. 9, 1815.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1835, to July 1, 1839, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1839.

Served in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1839‑40.

Resigned, Oct. 11, 1840.

Civil History. — U. S. Deputy Marshal for Ohio, 1842‑45. Lieut.‑Colonel (Division Inspector), Ohio Militia, 1842‑45, — and Brig.‑General, 1845‑48. Counselor at Law, Paineville, O., 1843‑48, — and at Monmouth,  p16 Ill., 1848‑61. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, 1853 and 1854.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in organizing his regiment, July to Sep., 1861; in disciplining

(Colonel, 9th Illinois Volunteers, July 3, 1861)

Volunteers, Sep. 8‑27, 1861, — and in command of brigade,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 3, 1861)

Sep. 27 to Dec. 24, 1861, at Paducah, Ky.; in command of brigade at Cairo, Ill., Jan.‑Feb., 1862, and of the Post, Feb., 1862; in command of division (Army of the Mississippi), in Operations against New Madrid, Mo., which terminated in its Capture, Mar. 21, 1862, — Attack on Island No. 10, Mississippi River, which surrendered Apr. 7, 1862, — and Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Mis., 1862, being engaged in the Combat of Farmington, May 9, 1862; on leave of absence, July 13 to Aug. 12, 1862; in District of West Tennessee, Aug.‑Sep., 1862; in command of Gallatin, Ten., and guarding Railroad from Mitchelsville to Nashville, Ten., Nov. 24, 1862, to May 4, 1864; in command of District of Western Kentucky, July 18 to Sep. 11, 1864; and awaiting orders, Sep. 11, 1864, to Apr. 5, 1865.

Resigned, Apr. 5, 1865.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Monmouth, Ill., 1866‑78.

Died, Dec. 16, 1882, at Jersey City, N. J.: Aged 67.

Buried, Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, MN.

The Author's Note:

1 Was named Eleazer Paine when he was graduated.

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