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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Benjamin F. Atwood

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Served in Company D, 21st NC Infantry in 1861 at age 18. Elected 1st Lieutenant, Company K, 48th Infantry on 12 March 1862. Promoted Captain on 3 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded - in the right thigh - and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Died of wounds 27 September 1862 in a Federal hospital at Sharpsburg, MD.

References & notes

Basic information from Moore1, with details from family genealogists online.

Birth

c. 1843

Death

09/27/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 3, pp. 390 - 391  [AotW citation 6556]