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Benjamin B. Comstock (d. 1862)

Benjamin B. Comstock, originally from “Lawrens, N.Y.” [Laurens, in Otsego County] according to the roster for Company A of the 12th Wisconsin Infantry, enlisted on September 21, 1861.  He died July 17, 1862, at Humboldt, Tennessee.

Homer Levings, also of Company A, announced Comstock’s death in a July 17, 1862, letter to his parents in Prescott:

Thursday 17th.  B. B. Comstock, of our company, died last night in the hospital, of feber [sic].  His mother lives in Lawrence, Ostegoles, New York.  He used to teach school in Prescott.  He was a very good man, and was well liked.

Comstock’s wrote several letters that appeared in The Prescott Journal:

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