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Federal (USV)

Private

Benjamin A. Patt

(1844 - 1909)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

From Valley Falls, he enlisted on 14 September 1861 in Company I, 4th Rhode Island Infantry at age 17.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was absent in hospital until January 1863. He was detailed to the Quartermaster Department from June to September 1864, and mustered out with his Company on 15 October 1864.

After the War

He was living in Providence at the 1870 US Census.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. His widow Sharlotte E. (b. 1847) was receiving a Federal pension of $50 per month to at least 1932.

Birth

11/22/1844; Valley Falls, RI

Death

03/19/1909 Providence, RI; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI

Notes

1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pg. 300  [AotW citation 14094]