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Benjamin Platt Runkle, American soldier.

Background

Runkle, Benjamin Platt was born on September 3, 1837 in West Liberty, Ohio, United States. Son of Ralph Edwin and Hannah Isabella (Piatt) Runkle.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Miami University, 1857 (Doctor of Humane Letters, 1899).

Career

Andrew McMicken, of Cincinnati, February 10, 1894. Admitted to bar, 1859. Practiced at Cincinnati, 1859-1861.

Captain 13th Ohio Infantry, April 22, 1861. Major, November 8, 1861. Colonel 45th Ohio Infantry, August 19, 1862.

Honorary mustered out, July 21, 1864. Lieutenant colonel Veterinary Reserve Corps, August 22, 1864. Bvtd. colonel, brigadier general and major general vols., November 9, 1865, “for meritorious services”.

Honorary mustered out, October 5, 1866. Major 45th United States Infantry, July 28, 1866. Bvtd. lieutenant colonel United States of America, March 2, 1867, “for gallant and meritorious services at Shiloh” (wounded and left for dead on the field).

Colonel United States of America, March 2, 1867, for same during the war. Editor Urbana (O.) Union, 1873-1875. Ordained deacon Protestant Episcopal Church, October 1882.

Church work, 1879-1884. Resigned diaconate, 1884. Professor military science, Kenyon College, 1879-1881, Miami University, 1899-1901, University of Maine, 1901-1902, Peekskill Military Academy, 1902-1904, New Jersey Military Academy, 1904-1905, Germantown (Ohio) Military Institute, 1905-1909.

Assigned to duty with National Guard of Ohio, 1909. A founder (grand consul, 1895-1897) of Sigma Chi Fraternity, delegate 1st and 22d and orator before 22d Grand chapters. Home: Hillsboro, Ohio.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Urbana (O.) Union, 1873-1875. Ordained deacon Protestant Episcopal Church, October 1882. Church work, 1879-1884.

      Resigned diaconate, 1884. Professor military science, Kenyon College, 1879-1881, Miami University, 1899-1901, University of Maine, 1901-1902, Peekskill Military Academy, 1902-1904, New Jersey Military Academy, 1904-1905, Germantown (Ohio) Military Institute, 1905-1909. Assigned to duty with National Guard of Ohio, 1909.

      A founder (grand consul, 1895-1897) of Sigma Chi Fraternity, delegate 1st and 22d and orator before 22d Grand chapters.

Connections

Married Lalla, d.

father:
Ralph Edwin Runkle

mother:
Hannah Isabella (Piatt) Runkle

spouse:
Lalla