★  Meredith, Solomon

Solomon “Long Sol” Meredith

Born: May 29, 1810

Birthplace: Guliford County, North Carolina
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Father: David Meredith 1769 – 1864

Mother:
Mary Polly Farrington 1774 – 1849

Wife: Anna Hannah 1812 – 1871
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Indiana)​

Children:

Lt. Samuel Hannah Meredith 1836 – 1864​
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Indiana)​

David Macy Meredith 1840 – 1867​
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Indiana)​

Henry Clay Meredith 1843 – 1882​
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Indiana)​

Mary Meredith 1845 – 1846​
(Buried: Capitol Hill Cemetery, Cambridge City, Indiana)​

Occupation before War:

Born a Quaker but he eventually became a Methodist​
Chopped Wood and Worked on Farm in Wayne County, Indiana​
Clerk at General Store in Centerville, Indiana​
General Store Owner in Milton, Indiana​
Owner of Oakland Farm near Cambridge City, Indiana​
1834 – 1836: Sheriff of Wayne County, Indiana​
1846 – 1848: Indiana State Representative​
1849 – 1853: United States Marshal for Indiana​
1854 – 1856: Indiana State Representative​
Fund Raiser for Indiana Central Railroad Company​

Civil War Career:

1861: Organizer for the Union Army in Wayne County, Indiana​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1862: Horse shot under him causing ribs to break at Brawner’s Farm
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1862: Served in the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland​
1862: Suffered from his injuries and fatigue at South Mountain​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862 – 1863: Commander of the Iron Brigade in Army of the Potomac​
1862: Brigade Commander at the Battle of Fredericksburg​
1863: Saw little combat at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Received internal injuries to scalp, chest and thigh at Gettysburg​
Garrison Commander along the Mississippi River in Illinois & Kentucky​
1864: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Congressman​
1864: Beat his opponent George Julian with a whip​
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army​
1865: Brevetted Major General of Union Army, Volunteers​

Occupation after War:

Farmer of Prize winning long – horn cattle, sheep, and horses​
1866 – 1867: Tax Assessor in Wayne County, Indiana​
1867 – 1869: Surveyor General for Montana Territory​

Died: October 21, 1875

Place of Death: Jackson Township, Indiana

Age at time of Death: 65 years old

Burial Place: Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Indiana
 
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Solomon “Long Sol” Meredith:
Born: May 29, 1810
Birthplace: Guliford County North CarolinaView attachment 360511
Father: David Meredith 1769 – 1864
Mother:
Mary Polly Farrington 1774 – 1849
Wife: Anna Hannah 1812 – 1871
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery Cambridge City Indiana)
Children:
Lt. Samuel Hannah Meredith 1836 – 1864
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery Cambridge City Indiana)
David Macy Meredith 1840 – 1867
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery Cambridge City Indiana)
Henry Clay Meredith 1843 – 1882
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery Cambridge City Indiana)
Mary Meredith 1845 – 1846
(Buried: Capitol Hill Cemetery Cambridge City Indiana)

Occupation before War:

Born a Quaker but he eventually became a Methodist
Chopped Wood and Worked on Farm in Wayne County Indiana
Clerk at General Store in Centerville Indiana
General Store Owner in Milton Indiana
Owner of Oakland Farm near Cambridge City Indiana
1834 – 1836: Sheriff of Wayne County Indiana
1846 – 1848: Indiana State Representative
1849 – 1853: United States Marshal for Indiana
1854 – 1856: Indiana State Representative
Fund Raiser for Indiana Central Railroad Company

Civil War Career:
1861: Organizer for the Union Army in Wayne County Indiana
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 19th​ Indiana Infantry Regiment
1862: Horse shot under him causing ribs to break at Brawner’s FarmView attachment 360512
1862: Served in the Battle of South Mountain Maryland
1862: Suffered from his injuries and fatigue at South Mountain
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers
1862 – 1863: Commander of the Iron Brigade in Army of the Potomac
1862: Brigade Commander at the Battle of Fredericksburg
1863: Saw little combat at the Battle of Chancellorsville Virginia
1863: Received internal injuries to scalp, chest and thigh at Gettysburg
Garrison Commander along the Mississippi River in Illinois & Kentucky
1864: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Congressman
1864: Beat his opponent George Julian with a whip
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army
1865: Brevetted Major General of Union Army Volunteers

Occupation after War:
Farmer of Prize winning long – horn cattle, sheep, and horses
1866 – 1867: Tax Assessor in Wayne County Indiana
1867 – 1869: Surveyor General for Montana Territory


Died:
October 21, 1875
Place of Death: Jackson Township Indiana
Age at time of Death: 65 years old
Burial Place: Riverside Cemetery Cambridge City Indiana
Was unaware Meredith was born in North Carolina. Then again, John Gibbon I believe was born in Kentucky yet grew up in North Carolina.
Odd how 2 Tarheels led the most legendary brigade in the Union army.
 

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His"Iron Brigade" saw very heavy engagement on the first day at Gettysburg to the west of town. In the conflict he was again wounded and relinquished command of the division early on the second day.
 
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