|Birth||July 27, 1844|
|Death||Dec. 12, 1934|
|Unit||7th Kentucky Cavalry, Company E|
Corporal Benjamin T Blackburn
Company E, 7th Kentucky Cavalry
Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC)
Blackburn was born in Falmouth (Pendleton County), Kentucky on July 27, 1844. He enlisted in the regiment on July 20, 1862 as a corporal at Paris, Kentucky. Blackburn was mustered on August 16, 1862 and served about 2 years. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) on September 1, 1864. His discharge date from the VRC was not available. The VRC was organized for soldiers that had been wounded, injured, or were suffering from disease. The soldiers were assigned to light duty which freed up able-soldiers for front line duty.
The 7th Kentucky Cavalry was organized and mustered at Paris, Kentucky on August 16, 1862. It was part of the Army of the Cumberland during the War.
Blackburn died on December 12, 1934 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Viola Cemetery in Oconto (Custer County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.