{⋆★⋆} BG Blanchard, Albert Gallatin

Albert Gallatin Blanchard

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Born: September 6, 1810

Birth Place: Charlestown, Massachusetts

Father: Reuben Kimball Blanchard

Mother: Mary Gardiner Edmunds

1st Wife: Susan Green Thompson – 1836

2nd Wife: Herminie Benoist de La Salle 1822 – 1906
(Buried: Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, Louisiana)​

Children:

Henry B. Blanchard 1833 – 1918​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine)​
Susan B. Blanchard Elder 1835 – 1923​
(Buried: Saint Joseph New Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio)​
Louise Blanche Benoist Blanchard 1842 – 1859​
(Buried: Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
Captain Dawson A. Blanchard 1843 – 1906​
(Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
James Gallier Blanchard 1845 – 1899​
(Buried: Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
Louis Constant Benoist Blanchard 1849 – 1851​
(Buried: Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
Albert Peniston Blanchard 1851 – 1859​
(Buried: Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
Marie Octavia Benoist “Octavia” Blanchard 1853 – 1854​
(Buried: Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
Stella A. Benoist Blanchard 1854 – 1855​
(Buried: Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
Hermina Catherine Blanchard Dunn 1855 – 1945​
(Buried: Saint Joseph No. 1 Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
Edward Joseph Blanchard 1859 – 1882​
(Buried: Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
Herman Louis Blanchard 1863 – 1938​
(Buried: Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
Marie Amenaide Blanchard Sinclair 1866 – 1938​
(Buried: Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, Louisiana)​

Education:

1829: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (26th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1829 – 1833: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 3rd Infantry Regiment​
1833 – 1836: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 3rd Infantry Regiment​
1836 – 1840: 1st Lt. United States Army, 3rd Infantry Regiment​
1840: Resigned from United States Army on October 1st
1840 – 1846: Merchant in New Orleans, Louisiana​
1843 – 1845: New Orleans, Louisiana, Director of Public Schools​
1846 – 1847: Captain of Louisiana State Volunteers​
1847 – 1848: Major of United States Army, 12th Infantry Regiment​
1848 – 1850: Teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana, Public Schools​
1848 – 1852: District Surveyor in New Orleans, Louisiana​
1851: Acting Surveyor for Lafayette, Louisiana​
1851 – 1852: Chief of Survey, New Orleans Railroad​
1853: Acting Surveyor for Jefferson City, Louisiana​
1854 – 1861: Treasurer and Secretary of Railroad Companies​

Civil War Career:

1861: Colonel of 1st Louisiana Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Seven Pines​
Confederate Post Commander at Portsmouth, Virginia​
1864: Served on the Court of Inquiry for Seth M. Barton​
1864: Participated in the Atlanta Campaign​
1864: Defender of Augusta, Georgia during Sherman's March to Sea​
1864 – 1865: Commander of South Carolina Reserve Brigade​
Participated in the Battles of Bentonville & Averasborough, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1870: Surveyor and Civil Engineer for New Orleans, Louisiana​
1870 – 1878: New Orleans, Louisiana, Deputy Surveyor General​
1878 – 1891: New Orleans, Louisiana, Assistant City Surveyor​
Member of New Orleans, Louisiana, Academy of Arts and Sciences​

Died: June 21, 1891

Place of Death: New Orleans, Louisiana

Age at time of Death: 80 years old

Cause of Death: Cerebral Softening, neurasthenia

Burial Place: St. Louis Cemetery Number 2, New Orleans, Louisiana


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Polloco

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He had a brigade in the Norfolk Department and when Norfolk fell he led it over to the Peninsula. From there he was sent to Louisiana on conscript duty where General Richard Taylor found him to be incompetent.
 
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Polloco

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One of the reasons Taylor found Blanchard to be "incompetent" was that Blanchard was blamed for letting Grant's army land on the Louisiana bank of the Mississippi during Grant's advance on Vicksburg.
 
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