Benjamin S. Bandfield, Jr.
105th Regiment Illinois Infantry
Co. E


Benjamin Bandfield was the son of Benjamin Bandfield and Phoebe Robinson.
We have a copy of a letter Phoebe wrote to her sister Mary Ann Robinson Swayze. 

Names mentioned in the letter:
Abby, John, Jake, Francis, Michael's son in Nebraska, Mary Ann, and John Barnes.  Michael moved to Missouri, they have pressed him in the Northern Army and Young Ben has enlisted for 3 years.  Most of the names are those of her children.


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Son of Benjamin Bandfield and Phoebe Robinson
Born Jan. 29, 1836, Chemung Co. NY
Died:  Feb. 23, 1912, Iowa Soldiers' Home, Marshalltown, Iowa.
Buried:  Iowa Soldiers' Home, Marshalltown, Iowa
Married:  May 28, 1874, Boonsboro, Iowa, by W. D. Templin J.P.
Margaret P. Hurst, daughter of James Jacob Hurst and Susan Messmore.
Children: Benjamin born Sept 3, 1895
Margaret July 28, 1898, assisted at birth by mother, Susan Hurst.


Civil War Service Record:
Enlisted: Aug. 13, 1862, Shabbona, Ill.
Mustered: Sept. 2, 1862, Dixon, Ill.
Pvt. Co. E, 105th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer
Discharged: Jan. 15, 1863
Reenlisted Oct. 10, 1863,
Dishonorably Discharged: Nov. 23, 1865
Pension Certificate No.

Additional Information:

From daughter Maude:
He tried to enlist at age 15 and was not taken because of age - then when they asked for volunteers (when he was 16) he reenlisted at Shabonna, IL (said he was 16).  Brother William was said to have enlisted with him at this time.
1912: Address of Margaret P. Bandfield, 202 Shilliam Ave, Waterlooo, Black Hawk, Iowa. One child, Margaret, under the age of sixteen years.

Benjamin S. Bandfield, born , married May 28, 1874, Boone, IA to Margaret Priscella Hurst.
He died Feb 23, 1912, Marshalltown, IA


Resources:
Civil War Soldier Records
Census Records
Charmayne Bischel   Descends from Benjamin Bandfield, Sr. 


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