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Federal (USV)


Benjamin S. Blackwood

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, from Portland, he mustered as Private, Company B, 10th Maine Infantry on 4 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD, and will still in a hospital to at least 1 November 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Early service from the Maine AG.2


c. 1841


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. 133  [AotW citation 16448]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 267  [AotW citation 17330]