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Federal (USV)


Benjamin W. Burlingame

(1837 - 1896)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

A carpenter from Arctic, RI, he enlisted on 7 August 1861 in Company C, 4th Rhode Island Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862, then promoted to Corporal. He was detailed to Brigade Headquarters as a carpenter until March 1864, and again from October 1864 to February 1865. He was transferred (consolidated) into Company B, 7th Rhode Island Infantry on 21 October 1864. He mustered out on 9 June 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1. Details from family genealogists and J.R. Cole's History of Washington and Kent Counties, Rhode Island (1889).


12/25/1837; Natick Hill, RI


04/25/1896; Warwick, RI; burial in Woodland Cemetery, Coventry, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pp. 243 -   [AotW citation 14014]