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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II
p781
1899

(Born N. Y.)

Samuel N. Benjamin

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Samuel Nicoll Benjamin: Born Jan. 3, 1839.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, May 15, 1861)

Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Action of Blackburn's Ford, July 18, 1861, — and Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July, 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Actions at Garnett's and Golding's Farm, June 27, 1862, — Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862, — Battle of Chantilly, Sep. 1, 1862, — and several Skirmishes, Aug., 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — Skirmish near Sharpsburg, Sep. 16, 1862, — Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to Feb., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; in command of Battery at Covington, Ky., Apr., 1863, — and at Lexington, Ky., Apr. 24 to June 4, 1863; in Movement of 9th Army Corps to Young's Point, La., June 4‑17, 1863; in the Vicksburg Campaign, June 17 to Aug. 5, 1863, being engaged in the Siege of Vicksburg, Mis., June 17 to July 4, 1863, — Assault of Ft. Beauregard, June 25, 1863, — and Re‑occupation of Jackson, July 16, 1863; in return of the 9th Corps to Kentucky, Aug. 5‑13, 1863; in command of Reserve Artillery of 9th Army Corps, Aug. 14 to Oct. 24, 1863; as Chief of Artillery of 9th Army Corps, in East Tennessee Campaign, Oct. 24 to Dec. 21, 1863, being engaged in a Skirmish at Holt's Ferry, Nov. 15, 1863, — Combat of Campbell's Station, Nov. 16, 1863, — Defense of Knoxville, Nov. 15 to Dec. 5, 1863, participating in the Repulse of the Assault on Ft. Sanders, Nov. 29, 1863, — and Pursuit of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Longstreet's Rebel forces, Dec. 7‑10, 1863; on sick leave of absence, Dec. 21, 1863, to Feb. 17, 1864; on Recruiting service, Feb. 17 to Apr. 16, 1864; as Chief of Artillery, 9th Army Corps, Apr. 12 to May 12, 1864, in the Richmond Campaign, being engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5‑6, 1864, — and Battles of Spottsylvania, May 10‑12, 1864, when he was severely wounded; on sick leave of absence and in hospital, disabled by wound, May 12 to Sep. 5,

(Captain, 2d Artillery, June 13, 1864)

(Bvt. Major, Aug. 1, 1864, for Distinguished and Gallant Conduct at the Battle of Spottsylvania, Va.)

1864; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Sep. 12, 1864, to Aug. 5, 1865; and in command of Company, San Francisco

p782 (Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865, for Good Conduct and Gallant Services during the Rebellion)

Harbor, Cal., Sep., 1865, to Apr., 1866.

Served: as Recorder of Artillery Board at Washington, D. C., Mar. 12 to Aug. 29, 1866; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 31, 1866, to July 17, 1868; on leave of absence, to May, 1869; at Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., May 1, 1869, to

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Mar. 3, 1875)

Mar. 17, 1875; and as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., May 1, 1875, to Nov. 1, 1880, and June 28, 1882, to July 1, 1885; as Asst. Adjutant-General, Department of Arizona, Nov. 5, 1880, to June 10, 1882, — and of the Division of the Atlantic and Department of the East, July 2, 1885, to May 15, 1886.

Died, May 15, 1886, at Governor's Island, N. Y.: Aged 47.

Buried, St. Philip's Church Cemetery, Garrison, NY.


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