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Federal (USV)


Benjamin Eli Burr

(1829 - 1898)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He had served in the Mexican War as Private, Company F, 7th US Infantry. He enlisted in Company I, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 14 August 1862 and mustered as Corporal on 25 August.

On the Campaign

Reduced in rank to Private and listed as a deserter on 24 October 1862 on Maryland Heights.

After the War

By 1891 he was in the wholesale fish business in Newark, NJ.

References & notes

Basic information from Ranger95 (from the NJ AG)1. Detail from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He had 14 children with Margaret Aschenbach Burr between 1854 and 1880 (3 died in infancy).


06/11/1829; Newark, NJ


12/08/1898; Newark, NJ; burial in Clinton Cemetery, Irvington, NJ


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories: New Jersey, <>, Source page: /infantry/13th_reg_inf_nj.html  [AotW citation 7908]