Andrew M. Benson(1835 - 1905)
Home State: Maine
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Maine Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Oldtown, he enrolled in Company C, 7th Maine Infantry as First Lieutenant.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was slightly wounded in the hip in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was transferred as First Lieutenant, Company K to date from 18 September 1862, then age 26. He was appointed Captain, First District of Columbia Cavalry (date not known).
After the War:
He was in the lumber business.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Hyde1, with details from the Maine Adjutant General's Report for 1863, pp. 282, 935. His photograph here from a CDV at the Maine State Archives2. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.
|Birth State: ME |
Death Date: 03/29/1905 Death Place: Dorchester, ME Burial Place: Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, ME
1 Hyde, Thomas W., Casualties in the Seventh Maine Regiment in the Battle of Antietam, Lewiston Falls (Maine) Journal, 1862-10-02 [AotW citation 6625]
2 Maine State Archives, Maine State Documents, Civil War Era Soldiers' Portraits, Published c. 2000, first accessed 12 December 2014, <http://statedocs.maine.gov/arc_civilwarportraits/>, Source page: /arc_civilwarportraits/277/ [AotW citation 13419]
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