How Related: Brother of my 3rd-great-grandfather, Sylvester FREDENBURG
Born: c. 1844, New York
Parents: Anthony FREDENBURG (1816 - 1881) and Hannah FOX (c. 1816 - 1890s)
Siblings: Benjamin was one of 11 children and one of three brothers that served in the Union Army:
- Charlotte (b. c. 1839)
- Amanda (b. c. 1839)
- Abram (1841 - 1903)
- Sylvester (c. 1842 - 1879) - my ancestor
- Rachel (c. 1847 - 1904)
- Alonzo (c. 1849)
- George Cady (1852 - 1930)
- Lurinda (c. 1854 - 1926)
- William (c. 1856)
- Isabella (c. 1856 - 1926)
Mustered in: 20 Februay 1862 at East Saginaw, Saginaw Co., Michigan in Co. E, 7th Michigan Cavalry; private.
Side Served: Union
History of Unit: 7th Michigan Cavalry
Discharged: Died as a prisoner of war at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison), Americus, Georgia
Source: Andersonville Prison, Camp Sumter, Ga., as it appeared August 1st 1864 when it contained 35,000 prisoners of war / drawn from memory by Thomas O'Dea, late private Co. E. 16th Regt. Maine Infi. Vols ; on stone by T. J. S. Landis. Lithograph. N.Y. : Henry Seibert & Bro. Art Litho., 12 & 14 Warren St., [1864 or later]. In the possession of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Digital print accessed online [http://hdl.loc.gov/] on 24 April 2008.
Biography or Information of Interest: It appears that Benjamin was taken prisoner on or before 11 June 1864, where he is listed as a prisoner of war at Trevillian Station, Virginia.
Died: 1 November 1864 of dysentery
Buried: Grave 11709, Andersonville National Cemetery, Americus, Macon Co., Georgia