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A.R. Benedict
A.R. Benedict

Federal (USA)


Abner Raleigh Benedict

(1839 - 1867)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th United States Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a student at the University of Vermont 1857-60. Then from New York, where he had served in the 12th NY Militia, he was commissioned 2nd then First Lieutenant, Company H, 4th US Infantry in August 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Present at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
Wounded at Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862. Promoted Captain in June 1863. Brevet Major for gallant and meritorious conduct at Fredericksburg.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Powell1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. His picture from an engraving after a photograph in Henry Marvin Benedict's The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America (1870), pg. 219.

Birth Date: 11/13/1839    
College: University of Vermont    
Death Date: 06/15/1867    Burial Place: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


1   Powell, William Henry, A History of the Organization and Movements of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry, United States Army, Washington, DC: McGill and Witherow, Printers and Stereotypers, 1871, pp. 88 - 202  [AotW citation 13654]

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