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Church, Benjamin A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. C, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (26 NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65;

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1840, Vermont
Death: Before 12/31/1892


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Helen S., 12/31/1892, NV
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Last known living in Wadsworth, NV, 1890. Widow, Helen S., died 2/3/1915 in Moduc County, CA. See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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John Gibson Collection