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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Benjamin H. Green

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company A, 37th Virginia Infantry in Goodson (now Bristol), VA on 20 April 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds in Sharpsburg on 23 September and was originally buried "In Benj. Grave's [Grove's?] old orchard", near the battlefield. He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service and other details from Rankin2 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Death

09/23/1862 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 4700]

2   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21745]