Benjamin F. Cadwell, Civil War Soldier


Benjamin F. Cadwell
Born in North Wilbraham, Mass._Son of Stephen Cadwell,_by occupation a Stable Keeper,_Married,_at the age of 34 enlisted as a recruit in the 1st Regiment of Cavalry, Mass. vols.
Mustered into service August 8th, 1862._In camp at Cambridge, Mass. until September 3, 1862. Thence to Washington D.C. and went into camp. The exposure of camp life brought on, after a short time, typhoid fever. October 7th he entered Emory Hospital. His physician and comrades regarded his case as a hopeful one, but an unfavorable turn in the disease took place and he died at 3 o’clock on the afternoon of Thursday, October 16, 1862. His remains were returned to Chicopee and buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.
He performed no military duty at all, not having joined the regiment or been assigned to any company.


ca. 1861-1865


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