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B.F. Kilgore

B.F. Kilgore

Federal (USV)


Benjamin Franklin Kilgore

(1844 - 1898)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer from Daviess County, he mustered as Private, Company D, 27th Indiana Infantry on 15 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal on 15 November 1862, and to Sergeant on 7 March 1863. He was again wounded, in the left knee at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He was treated at hospitals in Gettysburg and Baltimore, promoted to First Sergeant on 7 July, and returned to duty on 4 September 1863. He was detailed on recruiting duty from 14 November 1863 to 15 April 1864. He was wounded for the third time, severely in the chest at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864. He was in hospitals in Chattanooga, Nashville, and Murfreesboro, TN, and returned to his Company on 17 August 1864. He transferred to Company E, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864, and mustered out with them inn Washington, DC on 8 June 1865.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from Steven Russell's Roster, source also of his picture, from a photograph provided by Doug Dougherty. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




02/04/1898; Lawrenceville, IL; burial in Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, IL


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 589  [AotW citation 18490]