Private Benjamin F. Eggleston, Co. A, 12th Kentucky Infantry, USA

1844

  • December 2: Benjamin Eggleston was born in Kentucky.

1860

  • July 30: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Union, Boone County, KY showed 15-year-old Benjamin, a farm hand, living with his mother and siblings.

1864 

  • September 24:  Mustered in to the U.S. Army in Covington, KY.
  • October 6: Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of U.S. Vols. Forwarded for the 12th Reg’t Kentucky Inf. Louisville Kentucky. Benjamin F. Eggleston. Private. 19 years. Farmer. Brown hair. Brown Eyes. Fair Complexion. 5’8”.  Remarks “Substitute.”
  • November 17:  Assigned to Co. A. 12th KY Infantry.
  • November 30:  After being with his regiment for less than two weeks Benjamin fought at the Battle of Franklin.
  • November and December:  Company Muster Roll. Absent.  Remarks “Assigned to Co. Nov. 17. 1864. Sick in hospital Nashville Tenn since Dec. 9. 1864.”

1865

  • January and February:  Company Muster Roll.  Absent. Remarks “Substitute. Sick in hospital Nashville Tenn since Dec. 9. 1864.”
  • March and April:  Company Muster Roll. Present.  Remarks “Substitute. Pay due from enrollment to Oct. 31. 1864.”  
  • May and June:  Company Muster Roll.  Remarks “Substitute. Discharged June 15. 1865 per G.O. No 73 Dept of N.C.C.S. 1865”  
  • June 15: Detachment Muster-out Roll. Greensboro, NC. Remarks “Substitute Pay due from enrollment to Oct 31/1864 Discharged per G.O. 73 C.S. Dept. N.C.”

1867

  • June 6: Benjamin Eggleston married Sarah Dewitt in Boone County, KY.

1870

  • June 2:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Burlington, Boone County, KY showed Benjamin, a farm laborer, and Sarah living with their son William, 1 year.

1880

  • June 11:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Petersburg, Boone County, KY showed Benjamin, a farm laborer, and Sarah living with their children:  William, 11, Thomas, 9, James, 7, Eliza 5, Samuel, 3 and John, 1.

1900

  • June 8:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Bullittsville, Boone County, KY showed Benjamin, farm laborer, and Sallie living with their daughter 15-year-old daughter, Sallie.

1910 

  • April 30:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Bullittsville, Boone County, KY showed Benjamin and Sarah living with their 11-year-old grandson, Benjamin.

1925

  • December 31:  Benjamin F. Eggleston died and was buried at Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery in Boone County, KY.