Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Born 08 May 1842
Died 13 July 1931
Buried Sterling Cemetery, Rice County Kansas
Private Blackledge was wounded at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run on August 30th, 1862. He was later promoted to Corporal and was again wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863. He would be discharged from the service because of his Gettysburg wound.
He filed for a pension in 1864.