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Eames, Benjamin F.
Age: 0, credited to Halifax, VT
Unit(s): 16th PA INF
Service: 16th PA INF
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Birth: 1827, Unknown
Burial: Niles Cemetery, Halifax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 101334307
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Orinda S., 8/27/1864
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Niles Cemetery, Halifax, VT
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At Washington, D. C., at the Columbia Hospital, May 26th, Lt. Benj. F. Eames, aged 37 years and 4 months.
Mr. Eames enlisted into the U. S. service from South Creek, Penn., and into the Cavalry some over two years ago. He received his mortal wound but a few days before his death while on picket duty, as he supposed by the infantry picket of the Union men through mistake in the darkness of twilight. He leaves a wife, parents, brothers, and many friends, in Halifax, who mourn his early departure from the earth. His remains now rest with those of h is only child in Halifax, which he removed from Penn. When at home on a furlough during the past winter.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, June 17, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.