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BENDIX, John E., soldier, born 28 August 1818: died in New York City, 8 October 1877. The birthplace of General Bendix lies between the United States and Canada, as he was born on board the "Sarah," one of the first steamers that navigated St. Lawrence river. He learned the trade of a machinist in New York, joined the 9th regiment New York state militia in 1847, and when the civil war began, in 1861, he organized the 7th regiment of New York volunteer infantry. He participated in the battles of Antietam (16-i7 September 1862), Fredericksburg (13 December 1862), and the Wilderness (5-6 May 1864), besides the engagements of the intervening campaigns. He was promoted Brigadier-General in 1865.
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