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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Benjamin Age Butler

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 20, from Duplin County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 30th North Carolina Infantry on 28 August 1861 in Duplin County.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 1 October 1862 at the Stone House (S. Poffenberger) farm hospital at Sharpsburg. He was originally buried "on eastern side of branch in Samuel Poffenbarger's meadow and along the line fence between Poffenbarger and Miller". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database.

Birth

c. 1841

Death

10/01/1862 Sharpsburg, 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 4594]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 19368]