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Scottsville in Allen County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ebenezer Dumont

 
 
Ebenezer Dumont Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
1. Ebenezer Dumont Marker
Inscription.  Ebenezer Dumont twice served his country in time of war. He fought in the Mexican War, earning the rank of lieutenant colonel. Afterward the Vevay, Indiana native resumed his successful career in politics. When the Civil War began Dumont did not hesitate to enlist in the Union Army.

Meritorious Service in West Virginia

Appointed colonel, Dumont commanded the 7th Indiana Volunteers in West Virginia. His service at Philippi, Laurel Hill, Rich Mountain and Corrick’s Ford earned him the rank of brigadier general. He led his brigade at Cheat Mountain and Greenbrier River, where he helped defeat Robert E. Lee.

Commanding the 12th Division

During the 1862 Confederate invasion of Kentucky, Dumont’s 12th Division held the state capital, Frankfort. Following the Confederate retreat Dumont marched to Bowling Green and the on to Scottsville. Soon after Dumont observed his 48th birthday in Scottsville, the division left for Tennessee.

Dumont Returns to Politics

A few weeks after his division left Scottsville, Dumont left the army to take a seat in Congress. President
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Ulysses S. Grant appointed him territorial governor of Idaho in 1871. Dumont died before taking office and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

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Dumont commanding the troops at Philippi, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper

The Dumont monument in Crown Hill Cemetery
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 36° 45.574′ N, 86° 11.894′ W. Marker is in Scottsville, Kentucky, in Allen County. Marker can be reached from North Bedelia Street (Kentucky Route 1386) 0.1 miles west of Dumont Hill Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker located on Dumont Hill at Dugas Community Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 North Bedelia St, Scottsville KY 42164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A City of Tents (within shouting distance of this marker); Lilly’s Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); An Army in Crisis (within shouting distance of this marker); An Army Restored (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Regiments at Scottsville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Army’s Shopkeeper (about 700 feet away); Scottsville, 1862 (about 700 feet away); County Named, 1815 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsville.
 
Also see . . .
Ebenezer Dumont Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. Ebenezer Dumont Marker

1. Ebenezer Dumont. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 13, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.) 

2. Dumont, Ebenezer. History, Arts & Archives - US House of Representatives (Submitted on July 13, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.) 
 
Gen. Ebenezer Dumont, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
3. Gen. Ebenezer Dumont, U.S.A.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 10, 2023