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Federal (USV)


William Harrison Benson

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

From Landgrove, VT, he enlisted as Private in Company H, 2nd United States Sharpshooters on 21 December 1861 and was promoted to Corporal on 17 February 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 10 October 1862, place not given.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from Peck.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/29/1839; Landgrove, VT




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 16401]

2   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 621  [AotW citation 25024]