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 Benjamin Mitchener

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Benjamin Mitchener

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Aug 1909 (aged 84)
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Section 2, Lot 138
Memorial ID 43723069 View Source

After an illness of only a few days, due to age, Benjamin Mitchener, aged 83 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died Saturday at the home of his nephew, A. J. Mitchener, No. 826 West Ninth street. Mr. Mitchener had a host of friends. He lost his right arm while sergeant in Company E, Fourth Delaware Regiment, during the Civil War. He was a well known figure on the street. Always attired in a suit of blue, and with a flowing white beard of late years, he attracted attention. He formerly lived in the upper part of Delaware and Chester counties, Pa. He was a bachelor. The funeral will be held at 1 op’clock tomorrow afternoon from No. 826 West Ninth street. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.
(Every Evening, Wilmington, DE, 30 Aug 1909 (Monday), Page 5)


Benjamin Mitchener was a 37-year-old farmer from Pleasant Hills, PA, when he enlisted in Company E (Capt. Harper) on Aug. 7, 1862. He was promoted to Sgt. on Nov. 12, 1862. He was shot in the right arm on June 23rd, 1864, in front of Petersburg. His arm was amputated and he received a disability discharge on March 18, 1865. He is also listed as wounded at Cold Harbor, June 1864.


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SERGT. CO. E. 4TH REGT.
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