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Federal (USV)


Benjamin Putnam Ordway, Jr.

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Albion, he enlisted in Company D, 7th Wisconsin Infantry on 4 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds 3 October 1862 in Frederick, MD.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service details from the Roster2. Further detail from family genealogists.


01/31/1841; Bradford, VT


10/03/1862; 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 4006]

2   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 553  [AotW citation 10518]