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Federal (USV)


John Bennett Ambrose

(1837 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

A 23 year old moulder from Newburyport, he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861. He had prior service in Company A of the 3-month 8th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was listed as a deserter on 17 September 1862.

After the War

He's in the 1870-1900 Federal Censuses living in Manhattan, New York, working as an iron moulder. He died sometime before 1910.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.


12/00/1837; Boston, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2 , pp. 206 - 213  [AotW citation 2695]