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B. Ringold

B. Ringold

Federal (USA)

Major

Benjamin Ringold

(1828 - 1863)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 103rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He entered service as Captain, Company A, 103rd New York Infantry on 4 January 1862 and was promoted to Major on 4 April.

The rest of the War

By Fredericksburg in December he was Colonel of the Regiment. He was killed in the skirmish at Providence Church Road (part of the Suffolk Siege), Virginia, 3 May 1863.

References & notes

Basic service history from the OR1, additional details and photo above from Find-a-Grave2 online.

There is large obelisk (memorial) that was erected by officers and soldiers who served under his command in the Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. His letter recommending promotions to fill command vacancies in the Regiment after Antietam is also online.

Birth

06-0601828

Death

5/3/1863 in VA; burial in Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Notes

1   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901  [AotW citation 678]

2   Dodge, Russ, and Jim Tipton (founder), A.J. Marik, et al., FInd A Grave, Published 1995, first accessed 01 January 2000, <http://www.findagrave.com/>, Source page: /cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2597067  [AotW citation 679]