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Federal (USV)


Thomas Bennett

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as a Sergeant in Company K, 5th Pennsylvania Reserves on 21 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the right thigh and hand in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD, on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He had two fingers amputated, and was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September but he contracted tetanus and died there on 21 September 1862 at 11 o'clock pm. He was originally buried at Mt Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, but reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. His service from Bates.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as Thos. Bent.


09/21/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3212]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22729]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.136  [AotW citation 22730]