Benjamin Duff

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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   
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. 

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