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Federal (USV)


Benjamin Ehler

(c. 1826 - 1900)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old sheet-iron worker in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, he enlisted for Mexican War service in Company G, 11th United States Infantry at Philadelphia on 29 September 1847. He mustered out on 17 August 1848. 13 years later, on 27 August 1861 he again mustered into service, as Private, Company G, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was listed as absent in the hospital, at muster out in June 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Ward1. Mexican War service from the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1826; Lancaster, PA


09/13/1900; burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pg. 348  [AotW citation 10858]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 47, pg. 73  [AotW citation 21531]