Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Amos Benjamin

Amos Oscar Benjamin

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He was born in Rome Oneida Co New York. Following the war he worked as a deep sea salvager in Seattle.

Residence was not listed; 19 years old.
Enlisted on 1/13/1862 at Rome, NY as a Private.
On 2/21/1862 he mustered into "I" Co. NY 81st Infantry
He Re-enlisted on 2/24/1864.
He was discharged on 6/20/1865 at Fort Monroe, VA.

--Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Thursday, June 12, 1919, page 18, column C
Death Overtakes Pioneer Wrecker of Puget Sound
Capt. A. O. Benjamin, Ship Operator and Salvage Specialist, Dies of Paralysis

Capt. A. O. Benjamin, pioneer steamboat and sailing ship operator, wrecker and ship chandler, and one of the most familiar figures on Seattle's water front since 1878, died at the family home, 1918 Fourth avenue west, yesterday from paralysis.


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