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Federal (USV)


Benjamin Franklin Nobel

(1838 - 1903)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Rutland, he enlisted in Company D, 7th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 August 1861. He was detached to Battery B, 4th US Artillery on 8 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 while serving in Battery B.

The rest of the War

He was briefly at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 26 to 28 September 1862 then sent on to Washington, DC. He remained with Battery B to January 1864 and was discharged on 30 September 1864 for disability.

After the War

He moved to Johnson County, KS in 1866 and was a farmer there for the rest of his life.

References & notes

His service from the State of Wisconsin,1 as B. Frank Nobles, and Buell.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880 and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of details, from his obituary in the Olanthe Mirror of 16 April 1903.

He married Sarah Ellen Hancock (1844-1924) in 1868 and they had 4 children.


03/01/1838; Erie, PA


04/05/1903; Stanley, KS; burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Overland Park, KS


1   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, pp. 538 -   [AotW citation 10500]

2   Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pg. 42  [AotW citation 10506]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #618  [AotW citation 27441]