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R.W. Benton
R.W. Benton

Federal (USV)


Raphael Ward Benton

(1821 - 1862)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
A farmer from Guilford, he was in Company I.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Died of wounds 26 September 1862.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Page1. The photograph here from one in the Guilford Free Library kindly provided by John Banks.

Place of Birth: Guilford, CT    
Death Date: 09/26/1862    Death Place: Frederick, MD    


1   Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906, pp. 479 - 492  [AotW citation 9298]

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