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BLANCHARD, Justus Wardwell, soldier, born in Milford, New Hampshire, in 1811; died in Syracuse, New York, 14 September 1877. Before the civil war he was captain of the Burgess corps of Albany, New York He entered the national service as captain in the 3d New York volunteers in 1861, became Lieutenant-Colonel in 1863, and brevet Brigadier-General of volunteers on 13 March 1865. He was at Big Bethel in 1861, took part in Banks's Red River expedition, volunteered on a forlorn hope at Port Hudson, and was with Sheridan in his Shenandoah campaign in 1864.
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