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Federal (USV)


Edwin Bennett

(c. 1828 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 33, he enlisted at Norristown on 31 August 1861 and mustered as Sergeant, Company D, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 September 1861 in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 14 November 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from the Card File.2


c. 1828


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. 130  [AotW citation 16382]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23096]