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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin F. Darrow

(c. 1838 - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 22 year old house carpenter at Fairfield in Pickens County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company C (later renamed H), 5th Alabama Infantry on 7 or 8 August 1861 in Pickensville.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 2 October when he was sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was appointed Corporal, date not given, and was mortally wounded by a gunshot at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863, He died of wounds in a Richmond, VA hospital on 3 June 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from the US Census of 1860. His memorial in New London, CT is on Findagrave.


c. 1838 in CT


06/21/1863; Richmond, VA


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 28065]