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Federal (USV)


Oscar Ball Benedict

(1844 - 1862)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company F, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 28 July 1862 and mustered as Private on 25 August at age 18.

On the Campaign

He died of fever in camp on Maryland Heights, MD on 20 October 1862. His body was returned home for burial.

References & notes

Basic information from Toombs1 and Stryker.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




10/20/1862; Maryland Heights, MD; burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, NJ


1   Toombs, Samuel, Reminiscences of the War ... the Thirteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, Orange (NJ): The (Orange) Journal, 1878, pg. 29  [AotW citation 7873]

2   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William Scudder Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, pg. 647  [AotW citation 17176]