|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1839|
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1913|
Civil War Veteran
Private, Co. G, 18h Massachusetts Infantry
Benjamin Battles: the son of Otis and Sally (Burt) Battles. According to the 1860 Census, the family resided at South Fork, Delaware County, Iowa, where Otis Battles engaged in farming.
Benjamin Battles was a 22 year-old Nailer from Wareham, MA,when he enlisted at Boston on August 22, 1861 and was mustered into the 18th Mass. Infantry on August 24, 1861 as a Private in Co. G. He was engaged with the Regiment in 1862 in the Peninsula Campaign, including the Siege of Yorktown, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Shepherdstown, and Fredericksburg. He was wounded in the right hand at the battle of Fredericksburg on Dec. 13, 1862 and hospitalized at Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington, DC for two weeks before being furloughed home. He was discharged due to disability with a Surgeon's Certificate at Boston, MA on April 1, 1863.
Following his discharge Benjamin resided variously in Wareham, Somerset, Taunton, Fairhaven, and Myricks, MA, working primarily as a Tack Maker. He married Harriet Allen Tinkham in Fairhaven, MA on June 15, 1875. They were the parents of Ethel F., born July 19, 1878.
Harriet Battles died in Fairhaven, MA on Dec. 6, 1881. Benjamin would survive her until his death 32 years later when he succumbed to Apolexy.
Harriett Allen Tinkham Battles (1851 - 1881)*
GPS (lat/lon): 41.65039, -70.90944
Created by: Donald Thompson
Record added: Oct 01, 2011
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