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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin G. Ryan

(c. 1829 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 32 year old farmer in the Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861 and was appointed 4th Corporal in July. He reenlisted in Company A on 11 February 1862 as 5th Sergeant, and was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 1 July.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Swain,1 as Benjamin Gallman Ryan. Personal details from family genealogists.

He married Louisa Esther Holstein (1832-1908) in December 1851 and they had two children.


c. 1829 in SC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 626  [AotW citation 24644]