Benjamin L Simpson(1816 - 1888)
Home State: Maryland
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Purnell Legion (Maryland) Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was listed in the 1850 Census as a 34 year old (born c.1816) Ship Carpenter, living with his wife and three children in Baltimore.
He entered the service as Captain, Company A, Purnell Legion (MD) Infantry, August 24, 1861;
Promoted Major, April 8, 1862 and Lieutenant Colonel, July 23, 1862;
He succeeded Colonel William Purnell (who resigned Feb. 17, 1862) in command of the Infantry Regiment.
The remainder of the War:
He resigned December 5, 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Sources: An obituary listing at Congressional Cemetery, and
US Census, 1850, Ward 4, Baltimore City - transcribed/coordinated by GayleTriller on RootsWeb.
Death Date: 2/27/1888 Death Place: Washington, DC Burial Place: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC
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