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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin R. Smith

(c. 1841 - 1863)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 20 year old farmer at Perry's Crossroads, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He reenlisted in Company M on 11 February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded - with "contusion of arm by shell" - in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in hospitals until the end of October 1862. He was killed at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 His memorial is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


07/02/1863; Gettysburg, PA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 637  [AotW citation 24655]