Joseph Eldridge Hamblin

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Joseph Eldridge Hamblin
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Born January 13, 1828
Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Died July 3, 1870 (aged 41–42)
Place of burial Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Union Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel
Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Brevet Major General
Unit 5th New York Infantry
Commands held 65th New York Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Other work insurance broker

Joseph Eldridge Hamblin (January 13, 1828 – July 3, 1870) was an American officer during the Civil War, who led a regiment and then a brigade in the Army of the Potomac.


Hamblin, the son of Benjamin and Hannah (Sears) Hamblin, was born January 13, 1828 at Yarmouth, Massachusetts. He was an insurance broker at the outbreak of the war. Long a member of the 7th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, then the 7th Regiment of the New York militia, he enlisted in 1861 as adjutant in Duryea's Zouaves and served in Northern Virginia under Butler, McClellan, Meade, and Grant, and Sheridan in the 65th New York Infantry.

When Colonel Alexander Shaler became a general, Hamblin became regimental colonel in his place. He especially distinguished himself at the Battle of Cedar Creek, where he was wounded while leading a brigade of VI Corps. Hamblin was brevetted as a brigadier general and in 1865 promoted to full rank, with the brevet of major general for gallantry at Battle of Sailor's Creek.

After the war he was prominent in the New York National Guard and resumed work in the insurance business.

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  • Boatner, Mark Mayo, The Civil War Dictionary, New York: David McKy Company, 1988. ISBN 0-8129-1726-X
Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.