Benjamin Marion Bogan, Private, Co A, 175th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, USA


  • October 25:  Benjamin Marion Bogan was born in Clinton County, OH to William and Sarah Bogan.


  • September 27: The U.S. Federal Census taken in Washington Township, Clinton County, OH showed 3-year-old Benjamin living with his parents and siblings.


  • July 14: The U.S. Federal Census taken in Vernon Township, Clinton County, Ohio showed 12-year-old Benjamin living with his parents and siblings.


  • September 2:  Benjamin’s brother, Moses Bogan, enlisted in the US Army.
  • September 5: Benjamin and his father, William, both enlisted in the US Army.  Description at enlistment:  5’9”, blue eyes, light hair and fair complexion.
  • November 30:  Benjamin’s father William was killed in action at the Battle of Franklin. Benjamin and his brother Moses survived, but Moses was wounded.


  • February 28:  Benjamin’s brother Henry W. Bogan also enlisted in the United States Army in Columbus, OH. He was mustered into Co. D, 188th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
  • June 27: Benjamin mustered out of the U.S. Army in Nashville, Tennessee.


  • June 30:  Benjamin Bogan died of typhoid fever in Clinton County, OH. He was 19 years old. He is buried at the Rehobath Cemetery in Clinton County, OH.