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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Benjamin D. Anderson

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company D, 19th Virginia Infantry on 2 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the arm in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862 and captured.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 18 September but he died there of wounds on 19 October 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as a Lieutenant Benjamin Anderson, Company not stated. Service and other details from Ervin L. Jordan's 19th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1987) via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 which says he transferred to Washington, DC on 28 September (which seems unlikely). He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, has a modern stone there (via Findagrave), as Lt. Benjamen [sic] J. Anderson, and may still be there.

Death

10/19/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4531]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #398  [AotW citation 24908]