Benjamin Bidwell

Bidwell, Benjamin. Born November 21, 1825, Chautauqua, N. Y.; father, Daniel (born March 23, 1797, Cattaraugus County, New York), mother, Maria Rowland (born September 20, 1804, Chautauqua County, New York). Married Minerva A. Barton February, 1848; children: Ervin, Elva, Fletcher, Eugene, Effie, Guy, Elma. Enlisted at Rochester, Minn., March 20, 1865, Company F, First Minnesota Battalion Volunteer Infantry, First Brigade, Second Division, Second Army Corps; engaged in battles at Deep. Bottom, Reams Station, Hatcher's Run; at taking of Richmond was in hospital; discharged July 14, 1865; paid off at Fort Snelling, Minn., September 25, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County March 1, 1895, Section 20, Liberty Township. Died December 9, 1898; buried at Waterman Cemetery, Sutherland. Member G. A. R. From Past and Present of O'Brien and Osceola Counties Iowa 1914

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