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A.M. Benson

A.M. Benson

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Andrew M. Benson

(1835 - 1905)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

From Oldtown, he enrolled in Company C, 7th Maine Infantry as First Lieutenant.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the hip in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest 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 & 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

1835 in ME

Death

03/29/1905 Dorchester, ME; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, ME

Notes

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]