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B.S. Skinner

B.S. Skinner

Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin S. Skinner, Jr.

(1839 - 1864)

Home State: North Carolina

Education: Harvard College, Class of 1860

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A recent Harvard graduate from Perquimans County, he enlisted as Sergeant in Company F on 16 May 1861, and was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 22 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Promoted to First Lieutenant on 15 November 1862, and Captain on 8 November 1863. He was killed in action at Reams' Station, VA on 25 August 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. Some detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Service data from the Roster2. Company F transcribed and posted on NCGenWeb by Robert E. Stokley. His picture from one hosted by the Museum of the Albemarle. His uniform coat and sword - the scabbard damaged by a gunshot - are in the collection of the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh.




08/25/1864; Reams' Station, VA; burial in Holy Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Hertford, NC


1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9919]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VIII  [AotW citation 9940]