Benjamin John Nicholson

Private, Co. B, 16 Calvary, circa 1862.

Benjamin was born January 19, 1833, in Milford Twp, Somerset County, PA, eldest son of William and Catherine Nicholson. He married Peggy Keefer on September 20, 1854, in Bullskin Twp, Fayette Co. Pa. He died in Andersonville Civil War prison on August 14, 1864. Hundreds of his desendants can be found in a book by Opel Berger, "The Keefer Family Tree", in the Uniontown Public Library.

Captured at Old Church, Va., June 15, 1864; died at Andersonville, Ga., August 14, 1864; grave, 5,595

Benjamin's Memorial

SUV Mt Union Church Camp # 502

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