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Federal (USV)


Benjamin Bulmer

(1839 - 1887)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 71st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted in Philadelphia on 11 May 1861 and mustered as Private, Company A, 71st Pennsylvania Infantry on 24 May in New York City.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm and Smoketown Hospitals in Sharpsburg, but lost his leg to amputation at the lower third of his thigh. He was absent in hospital when his Company mustered out of service in July 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, with service details from the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1839 in SWEDEN


11/14/1887; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Broomall, PA


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. 147  [AotW citation 16960]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23307]