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Federal (USV)


Benjamin Arthur

(1835 - 1909)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 27 year old farmer in Solsberry, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was detached for duty as cattle guard from February into June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1863

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in the right thigh in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He mustered out with his Company on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis, IN. He reenlisted, as a substitute, in Company F, 53rd Indiana Infantry on 13 April 1865 and mustered out on 21 July 1865 in Louisville, KY.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/01/1835; Greene County, IN


07/13/1909; Kansas City, KS; burial in Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 117  [AotW citation 16174]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 598  [AotW citation 18551]