Benjamin S. Skinner, Jr.(1839 - 1864)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A recent Harvard graduate from Perquimans County, he enlisted as Sergeant in Company F on 16 May 1861, and was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 22 April 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the arm in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted to First Lieutenant on 15 November 1862, and Captain on 8 November 1863. He was killed in action at Reams’ Station, VA on 25 August 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Wilson1. Some detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Service data from the Roster2. Company F transcribed and posted on NCGenWeb by Robert E. Stokley. His picture from one hosted by the Museum of the Albemarle. His uniform coat and sword - the scabbard damaged by a gunshot - are in the collection of the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh.
|Birth Date: 12/24/1839 |
College: Harvard College Graduating Year: 1860
Death Date: 08/25/1864 Death Place: Reams’ Station, VA Burial Place: Holy Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Hertford, NC
1 Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15 [AotW citation 9919]
2 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 18 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VIII [AotW citation 9940]
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