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PVT Benjamin John Nickleson

PVT Benjamin John Nickleson

Birth
Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Aug 1864 (aged 31)
Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, USA
Burial Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA
Plot Grave #5595
Memorial ID 9589227 · View Source
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Nicholson, Benj. Pvt, 16th Regiment, Pennsylvania Calvary, Co B
Captured at Chickahominy, June 15th, 1864, confined at Richmond, Va., June 15th, 1864 Andersonville Ga., June 24th 1864
Admitted to Hospital at Andersonville Ga. Aug 14th 1864 #5635
where he died in camp Aug 14th, 1864 of Dysentery, Grave #5595
as Benjamin Nickelson

Son of William (1808-1851) and Catherine Nicholson.
Married to Margaret (Peggy) Keefer
Children of Benjamin and Margaret are:
Mary Ann (Workman), Irvin, Lucy, Weldon and Benjamin
Siblings Magdalena, born 1846 and Julian, born 1839, are on the 1850 census but not thereafter.


Family history of Benjamin tells us that he was taken right off of the farm field to enlist in the war, without choice. He went awol at one point, returning home from missing his wife so much. It is then that she got pregnant with their son Benjamin Jr. (my Great Grandfather.) A "friend" turned him in, and he returned to his regiment. He was captured and sent to Libby Prison, then Andersonville.


Gravesite Details PVT B 16 PA CAV

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  • Maintained by: JNicholson
  • Originally Created by: Maggie
  • Added: 12 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9589227
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Benjamin John Nickleson (19 Jan 1833–14 Aug 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9589227, citing Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by JNicholson (contributor 47800166) .