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Federal (USV)


Ferdinand Benkler

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 103rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted in New York City for three years and mustered as Corporal in Company F, 103rd New York Infantry on 27 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right side of his chest in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was briefly treated at US Army hospitals in Frederick, MD then transferred to another hospital, in Baltimore. He was promoted Sergeant by December 1863. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 15 February 1864.

References & notes

His service from the NY Adjutant General.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2


c. 1839


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1902, Ser. No. 33, pg. 706  [AotW citation 19812]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #821  [AotW citation 19813]