Stillwater in Washington County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
who was born in Shipton-
Aug. 10, 1845.
Chas. H. Bloomer,
Born Sept. 27, 1866,
Died Apr. 25, 1891.
Grace G Bloomer
Born Feb. 18, 1872,
Died Feb. 1, 1874.
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,
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.
Location. 45° 2.443′ N, 92° 48.583′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, Minnesota, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Osgood Avenue North (County Highway 24) 0.3 miles north of State Highway 36, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Monument is in Fairview
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lake St. Croix (approx. 0.7 miles away); Washington County Courthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Minnesota Territory 1849 – 1858 / Washington County Takes Shape (approx. ¾ mile away); Washington County Public Land Donation (approx. ¾ mile away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Flank Howitzer (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of the Stillwater High School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stillwater Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
Also see . . .
1. Samuel Bloomer. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 27, 2014.)
2. Sergeant Samuel Bloomer. Antietam on the Web. (Submitted on February 27, 2014.)
3. Minnesota in the Civil War: An Illustrated History. The Diary of Samuel Bloomer. (Submitted on February 27, 2014.)
4. Fairview Cemetery. (Submitted on February 27, 2014.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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