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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

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

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 Date: 06-0601828    
Death Date: 5/3/1863    Death Place: VA    Burial Place: 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]



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