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Federal (USV)

Private

Benjamin Burton

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company G, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 22 August 1862 and mustered as Private on 25 August.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Discharged for disability at the US Army General Hospital, Frederick, MD on 3 March 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 Service from Stryker.2

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 150  [AotW citation 17020]

2   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William S. Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, pg. 649  [AotW citation 17266]