Historical Rosters Database
Benjamin Harrison MayRoster ID 759
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1860|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Benjamin Harrison May, Class of 1860: Born- February 17, 1839. Matriculated from Petersburg, Va. At VMI 2 days (shortest antebellum cadetship). Military Record: Enlisted April 19, 1861 at Petersburg for 1 year as Private, Company A, 12th Virginia. To color sergeant April 12, 1864. Mortally wounded in action May 12, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House. Died- May 16, 1864 in field hospital. Buried in the field.|