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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin Burton Ross

(1835 - 1922)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 26, from Beaufort County, he enlisted there as 2nd Corporal of Company I of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 25 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was briefly a prisoner at Fort Delaware, sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October for exchange, and was formally exchanged on 10 November. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant on 1 October 1863 and signed a parole at Burkeville, VA on 20 April 1865.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1920 he was a farmer in Richland Township, Beaufort County, NC.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Martha Rebecca "Mattie" Butt (1854-1942) in April 1874 and they had 9 children.

More on the Web

His memoirs of the war are among the papers of the US Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle Barracks, PA [finding aid (PDF)].


05/27/1835; Beaufort County, NC


03/25/1922; Beaufort County, NC; burial in Rowe Cemetery, Beaufort County, NC


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27642]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 27643]