Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Edwin Benner, 43rd., Massachusetts Infantry.

Massachusetts 43rd., Infantry Co. H., Nine months service ''Militia.''

Edwin Benner, Private, Age 22, Residence Chelsea, Saleman, Enlisted August 18, 1862, Mustered in September 20, 1862.  Mustered out July 30, 1863.

The following was taken from the 43rd. Regimental History. 

''Edwin Benner was killed.''

This the most of us believed to be true, till after the action, when we were informed that a ball had glanced from a tree, and passed between his arm and body with sufficient force to cut his clothes, and slightly wound his side. He was not disposed to leave the company ; but his comrades, seeing the torn clothing, insisted on conducting him to the field-hospital. When his garments were removed, the ball dropped to the ground, upon which he immediately returned to his place in the ranks.

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