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A.R. Benedict

A.R. Benedict

Federal (USA)


Abner Raleigh Benedict

(1839 - 1867)

Home State: New York

Education: University of Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th United States Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a student at the University of Vermont 1857-60. Then from New York, where he had served in the 12th NY Militia, he was commissioned 2nd then First Lieutenant, Company H, 4th US Infantry in August 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded Company B at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Wounded at Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862. Promoted Captain in June 1863. Brevet Major for gallant and meritorious conduct at Fredericksburg.

References & notes

Basic information from Powell.1 His role at Antietam from Captain Dryer's Report. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. His picture from an engraving after a photograph in Henry Marvin Benedict's The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America (1870), pg. 219.




06/15/1867; burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


1   Powell, William Henry, A History of the Organization and Movements of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry, United States Army, Washington, DC: McGill and Witherow, Printers and Stereotypers, 1871, pp. 88 - 202  [AotW citation 13654]