Friday, November 30, 2012

Benjamin Trumbull Kneeland.

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Benjamin Trumbull Kneeland.

Birth: 1825, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York.
Death: 1905, Nunda, Livingston County, New York.
Benjamin had a son, George Kneeland.
Spouse: Harriet Niles Kneeland (1826 - 1910.)
Burial: Hunts Hollow Cemetery, Portage, Livingston County, New York.

BENJAMIN T—Age, 37 years. Enrolled, July 29, 1862, at Suffolk, Va.; mustered in as surgeon, July 29, 1862, to serve three years; mustered out, June 30, 1865, at Clouds Mills, Va.; commissioned surgeon, November 1, 1862, with rank from July 28, 1862, original.

A note from the regimental history.

None of us will ever forget our thorough medical examination by Surgeon Kneeland; how he stripped, pounded, pinched, and pulled us, examining every limb, bone, muscle, and tooth, tested our hearts and lungs, accepting only those he could pronounce " sound as a new silver dollar".

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