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Federal (USV)


John Benton

(1822 - 1887)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 40, from Blair County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was captured in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 13 May 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1 and Wallace.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Donald E. Coho for the pointer to his G-G-Grandfather.




08/31/1887; burial in Saint Patricks Cemetery, Newry, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. IV, pg. 118  [AotW citation 1327]

2   Wallace, William W. (Chairman), and the Regimental Committee, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Philadelphia: J.B,. Lippincott Co., 1906, pp. 143, 308  [AotW citation 18429]