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Name: Benjamin Duff Residence: Duplin County, North Carolina Enlistment Date: 15 February 1862 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Unit Numbers: 107 107 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 February 1862 Enlisted in Company B, 3rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 February 1862. Died of disease Company B, 3rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 14 September 1862 in Richmond, VA Hospital Benjamin Duff (First_Last) Regiment Name 3 North Carolina Infantry Side Confederate Company B Soldier's Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private Alternate Name Notes Film Number M230 roll 11 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 3rd Infantry Regiment State Troops completed its organization at Garysburg, North Carolina, in May, 1861. The men were from Wilmington and the counties of Green, Duplin, Cumberland, Onslow, Bladen, New Hanover, and Beaufort. During July part of the regiment moved to Richmond, Virginia, then was joined by the remaining companies some weeks later. After serving in the Department of Northern Virginia and the Department of North Carolina, it was attached to General Ripley's, Colston's, Steuart's, and Cox's Brigade. The 3rd fought on many battlefields of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, marched with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and saw action around Appomattox. It reported 46 casualties at Beaver Dam Creek , 80 at Malvern Hill, 253 at Sharpsburg, 3 at Fredericksburg, and 179 at Chancellorsville. The unit lost 4 killed and 10 wounded at Second Winchester, forty percent of the 548 engaged at Gettysburg , and 7 killed and 65 wounded during the Mine Run Campaign. It surrendered with 4 officers and 53 men in April, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William L. DeRosset, Gaston Meares, and Stephen D. Thruston; Lieutenant Colonels Robert H. Cowan, William M. Parsley, and Edward Savage; and Major William T. Ennett.