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A.M. Benson
A.M. Benson

Federal (USV)


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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