Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Pvt Benjamin W Petway.

Pvt Benjamin W Petway

Birth: 1839.
Death: 1904.

Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

Tennessee Twentieth Infantry Co. K. Regimental History.

B. W. Petway was the only survivor of this Company present at the re-union in 1903. He was severely wounded in the knee in front of Atlanta, July 22, 1864; was left on the field and taken to the Federal Hospital. Three months later, and after recovering from his wound, he was brought to Nashville, and confined in the penitentiary ; in November, 1864, he was taken to Camp Douglas, and in March, 1865, he was sent to Point Lookout, Md., to be exchanged, reaching there April 1, 1865, where he was held until he was paroled, June 20, 1865.

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