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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin F. Smith

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 21 year old carpenter in Baton Rouge, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 7th Louisiana Infantry on 7 June 1861 at Camp Moore.

On the Campaign

He was listed as absent without leave at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a hospital in Culpeper, VA on 27 September 1862 for rheumatism. He was treated in a Richmond hospital for a dislocated ankle on 21 May 1863 then sent on to the prison at Castle Thunder on 8 June. He was listed in Richmond, still absent without leave, presumably under arrest, from June 1863 to at least August 1863 with no later military record.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3, also as John K. Malloy. Thanks to Jem Golden for the pointer to Smith.


c. 1840 in LA