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Federal (USV)


Benjamin Blazier

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

A farmer, he enlisted in Company K, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 25 May 1861. He was about 18 years old.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged 25 October 1862 to enlist in the US (Regular) Army. He enlisted in Battery C, 3rd US Artillery at Knoxville, MD on the same day. He was reported as a deserter 3 November 1863.

After the War

He was discharged 5 March 1872 to date from 27 February 1865, at Charleston, SC, as a Private, and the charge of desertion was removed.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1 and the Register of Enlistments2, which also has him as Benjamin Blaizier. He may be the man who died 29 June 1925, buried in Union Cemetery, North Smithfield, RI.


c. 1843; Rome, NY


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 442 - 445  [AotW citation 15860]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vols. 54, 142, 147  [AotW citation 15877]