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Federal (USV)

Private

Benjamin Ward

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, from Hopkins, MI, he enlisted on 25 July in Kalamazoo, and mustered as Private, Company D, 17th Michigan Infantry on 8 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from Record of Service.2

Birth

c. 1841

Death

09/14/1862 Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4317]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 108  [AotW citation 20176]