Ambrose S. Benjamin

Ambrose S. Benjamin

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Ambrose S. Benjamin
Birth Name Ambrose S. Benjamin
Lived ca. 1828 - 31 May 1862
Birth Place New York
Birth Country USA
Residence at Muster-In Waterford, Racine County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 28 Jan 1862
Cause of Death heart sickness
Death Location Mississippi River Island No. 10,
Burial Location Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN
Spouse Harriet Benjamin
Spouse Lived 1827-

Ambrose S. Benjamin was born in NY. He was married to Harriet Benjamin. They had several children, including James (1847), Charles (1848-1851), Frank (1852), Eva (1854), and Herbert (1859). In 1850, the family was living in Murray, Orleans, NY. In 1860, they lived in Rochester, Racine, WI. Benjamin worked as a farmer.

Ambrose joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers." The army listed Benjamin as living in Waterford, Racine County, WI, age 34, and married. He enlisted for three years on January 28, 1862 at Madison, WI, and mustered there as a Private (Menig). He died of heart sickness at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 31, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN. There is a grave marker for Benjamin Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, Racine County, WI.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.100; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p.1082; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.529;; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1427, Page: 841, Image: 459, Family History Library Film: 805427; 1850 Census, GS Film #444291, Digital Folder #004203128; Image #00633.

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