Post by bandboxtroop on Jun 6, 2011 19:47:57 GMT -5
Rch great work. I never knew about Benjamin Brandon from the 9th Connecticut died with F Troop 7th Cav as my direct ancestor died with F Troop and Im related to 3 soldiers who served in the 9th Connecticut that was an Irish Regiment. We have a good data base of photos of 9th men we are building so maybe we can add another face to the LBH collection of enlistedmen. Ill post his name to the group site and see if any were related to him and have a cdv of him.
Post by bandboxtroop on Jun 7, 2011 1:47:04 GMT -5
Brandons record with 9th Connecticut(Irish) Infantry . I have the group looking for a photo we have over 100 descendants with the 9th, just freaked me out that my LBH ancestor was KIA with F Troop along with Brandon and I have another ancestor who served in the 9th Connecticut. A new reimental is being written Benjamin Brandon
Residence Norwich CT; Enlisted on 5/24/1862 as a Private.
On 5/24/1862 he mustered into "K" Co. CT 9th Infantry He Re-enlisted on 6/9/1864 He was transferred out on 10/12/1864
On 10/12/1864 he transferred into "D" Co. CT 9th Battn He was Mustered Out on 8/3/1865 at New Haven, CT
Promotions: * Corpl 10/19/1862 * Sergt 11/27/1862 * 1st Sergt 1/27/1863 * Private 8/23/1863 (Reduced to ranks) So he was a 1Sgt in the war busted to private, the 9th were on Custers flank at Cedar creek
I have completed posting the names of possible Civil War combat veterans among the enlisted men of the 7th Cav. Any additional information about these men and others related to CW service and combat experience will be appreciated. Records, rosters, morning reports of the regiments mentioned might reveal in greater detail data about these men.
Of the regiments 794 enlisted men 109, 13.7%, were possible CW combat veterans.
Of the 570 enlisted men present 74, 12.9%. were veterans.
The 109 men served in 125 regiments and independent companies and batteries, the U. S. Navy, and the Confederate Army.
15 additional men served during the CW, but almost certainly saw no combat.
7 civilians were veterans of the CW.
20 possible CW veterans. [Total corrected from 19 to 20 on 15 Jun 11, I had missed Louis Lobering] The reasons they are listed are given, I hope, in an understanable way. This list is informational and given in the hope that additional research will resolve the question of their service one way or the other.
There were probably a few additional veterans among the men killed or who died after their 1876 service and who didn't leave anyone behind who might have claimed a pension.