BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CARUTHERS
28 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 28 Aug 1834 in Jackson County, TN
Died: 30 Sep 1903 in Overton County, TN
Buried: Paran Cemetery, Overton County, TN ( FindAGrave)
Parents: Joseph and Sarah (Ward) Caruthers

Married: Margaret J. Ward about 1862 in either Overton or Putnam County, YN
Born: 13 Nov 1836 in Overton County, TN
Died: 22 Feb 1905 in Overton County, TN
Buried: Paran Cemetery, Overton County, TN ( FindAGrave)
Parents: Kelly and Sidda (Unknown) Ward

Children:

  1. Joseph Pettway Caruthers
  2. Nancy Adaline Caruthers
  3. Alley Caruthers
  4. Benjamin Franklin Caruthers
  5. William Caruthers
  6. Cornelius Caruthers
  7. Eler Caruthers
  8. James Mitchell Caruthers

MILITARY INFORMATION

28 thConsolidated Tennessee Infantry Regiment
Company F

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Mar & Apr 1863: Present
  • Jul & Aug 1863: Present
  • Jan & Feb 1864: Missing at Battle of Chattanooga
  • Chimborazo Hospital: 27 Mar 1865
  • PO Bristol, Washington County
  • Disease: Scorbeitus
  • Captured on 19 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga
  • Transferred to Louisville, KY 1 Oct 1863
  • Transferred to Camp Douglass, IL
  • Transferred to Point Lookout, MD on 14 Mar 1865
  • Wayside Hospital, Richmond, VA 21 Mar 1865

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 27 Nov 1899
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Algood, Putnam County, TN
  • Member: Company F, 28th Tennessee Infantry
  • Battles: Hoover's Gap and Chickamauga
  • Wounds: wounded in the left arm at Hoover's Gap and in the left leg at Chickamauga on Saturday evening
  • Born: 28 Aug 1832 in Jackson County, TN
  • Enlisted: Nov 1862 in Captain Cooks' Company F, Col. Stanton's 28th TN Regiment
  • Captured and imprisoned until the end of the war
  • Wife is 66 years old
  • Two daughters and two sons
  • Attest: P. Boatman & T. L. Sliger

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 38
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 39
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 219
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page127A
  • 1900 Census: Overton County, TN Page 77A

OBITUARY

  • The Cookeville Press, 2 March 1905, Page 7: Mrs. Caruthers, mother of Frank Caruthers, died last week of Grippe.