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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin F. Marsh

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as 3rd Corporal in Company K, 12th Alabama Infantry on 14 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the chest and captured in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 19 to 28 September 1862, then transferred to Washington, DC. He returned to duty, date not given, but was again wounded, in the left ankle at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864. His leg was amputated below the knee.

After the War

He applied for an artificial leg in Bullock County, AL in February 1867.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Database 1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=125067; etc.  [AotW citation 21244]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #159  [AotW citation 21245]