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Federal (USV)


Benoni Weaver

(1819 - 1862)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

From Middletown, he enrolled on 30 July 1861 in Company K, 4th Rhode Island Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867. There may also be a stone for him at the Common Burying Ground, Newport, RI.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as Benonia Weaver. Details from Dyer2 and family genealogists.


10/15/1819; Middletown, RI


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, 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 4329]

2   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pg. 319  [AotW citation 14101]