Benjamin Putnam Ordway, Jr.(1841 - 1862)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Albion, he enlisted in Company D, 7th Wisconsin Infantry on 4 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds 3 October 1862 in Frederick, MD.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service details from the Roster2. Further detail from family genealogists.
|Birth Date: 01/31/1841 Place of Birth: Bradford, VT |
Death Date: 10/03/1862 Death Place: Frederick, MD Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 4006]
2 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 553 [AotW citation 10518]
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