: Portrait of Civil War officer Benjamin D. Fearing in uniform. Fearing, born in 1837, was a descendent of Ohio's earliest European settlers. He graduated from Marietta College and was living in Cincinnati at the beginning of the Civil War. He immediately joined the Army and left for Washington, D.C., with a unit that became the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. When he returned to Ohio, Fearing assisted in organizing the 36th Ohio, 63rd Ohio, and 77th Ohio.
He was promoted several times, achieving the rank of major. Distinguished service in the battle at Shiloh Church earned him a promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, and then Colonel, of the 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. After recovering from a severe wound at the Battle of Chickamauga, he was able to return to service. In December 1864, President Lincoln appointed him Brigadier-General for his conduct in the Atlanta Campaign. Fearing commanded the Third Brigade, Fourteenth Corps until he received a disabling wound to his right hand. View on Ohio Memory.
: SC2665_Fearing Subjects
: Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military officers; Generals--United States; Portrait photography Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)