Benjamin F. Atwood(c. 1843 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 48th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded - in the right thigh - and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Died of wounds 27 September 1862 in a Federal hospital at Sharpsburg, MD.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Moore1, with details from family genealogists online.
Death Date: 09/27/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD
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]
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