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BINGHAM, Judson David, soldier, born at Massachusetts Springs, St. Lawrence County, New York, 16 May 1831. He was appointed to West Point from Indiana, and graduated in 1854. He took part in the suppression of John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry in 1859, and during the civil war served in charge of trains and supplies of General Banks's command in Maryland in 1861, of tile quartermaster's depot at Nashville, Tennessee, in 1862-'3, and as chief quartermaster of the Army of the Tennessee. He took part in the siege of Vicksburg and in the invasion of Georgia.
On 9 April 1865, he was brevetted Brigadier-General for faithful and meritorious services during the rebellion. After the war he was successively chief quartermaster of the department of the lakes, assistant quartermaster-general at Washington, being in charge of the bureau a part of the time, as commissioner to audit the Kansas war accounts, and as chief quartermaster with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel at the headquarters of the division of the Pacific and the department of the Missouri, and from 4 June 1886, at Chicago, Illinois, as chief quartermaster of the division of the Missouri.
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