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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ESHLEMAN
MARCH 9, 1830   ̶  ̶   July 6, 1909

Benjamin ESHLEMAN
Served in
4 CO.
WASHINGTON ARTY.
C. S. A.

Eshleman, B. F. (also Esheelman, B. F.), Capt. Lt. Col. 4th Co. F and S, Battn. Wash. Arty. La. En. May 26, 1861, New Orleans, La. Rolls from July, 1861, to Oct., 1861, Absent, Wounded at Bull Run, July 18, 1861, Absent, sick. Roll for Nov. and Dec., 1861, Absent, on sick leave, in Richmond, Va. Present on Rolls from Jan., 1862, to April, 1863. Roll for May and June, 1863, Present, promoted to Maj. from Capt. 4th Co. Promotion to date from March 26, 1862. Assigned to command of Battn., May 13, 1862. Rolls from July, 1863, to Dec., 1863, Present. Signs Certificate as Maj. Comdg. and Inspector and Mustering Officer. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1864, Absent with leave, 35 days furlough from Feb. 15, 1864. Roll for March and April, 1864, Promoted from Major to Lt. Col., Feb. 27, 1864, and assigned to duty with the Battn., Wash. Arty. Dept., N. Va., April 26, 1864. Rolls from June, 1864, to Feb., 1865, Present. Signs Roll as Lt. Col. Comdg. Battn., also signs Certificate as Lt. Col. Comdg. and Inspector and Mustering Officer. Appears on a Record of Paroled Prisoners remaining in Richmond, Va., under heading Record of Paroled Prisoners. Remarks: Until further orders. Born Penn., occupation merchant, res. New Orleans, La., age when enlisted 33, single. Was in the following engagements: 1861, Bull Run, Va.; July 18, Manassas; July 1, 1862, Mountain Run; Aug., 1862, Manassas No. 2; Aug. 30, Boonsboro, Md.; Sept. 14, Sharpsburg, Md.; Sept. 15, 16, 17, Fredricksburg; Dec. 11, 12, 13, 1863, Chancellorsville; May 3, Gettysburg; July 3, Williamsport; July 6, 1864, Swift Creek, May, _, Drewery's Bluff; May 13, 14, 15, 16, Chickahominy; June 18, Siege of Petersburg; June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec., 1865, Siege of Petersburg, Jan., Feb., and March, 1865.

Above from Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers  by Andrew B. Booth

 


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