Capt. Benjamin C. Pennell, Portland, ca. 1863
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Benjamin C. Pennell, a 20-year-old blacksmith in Portland, was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in Co. B of the 17th Maine Infantry on August 18, 1862.
Pennell was promoted to 1st lieutenant in December 1862 and to captain in August 1863.
He was killed at the Battle of Petersburg on June 17, 1864, by a stray bullet while spotting targets.
- Title: Capt. Benjamin C. Pennell, Portland, ca. 1863
- Creator: A. M. McKenney, Portland
- Creation Date: circa 1863
- Subject Date: circa 1863
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photograph, carte de visite
- Dimensions (cm): 10 x 6
- Local Code: Coll. 2293, Carte de visite album
- Collection: Grenville F. Sparrow Collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Pennell, Benjamin C.--Portrait photographs
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 17th (1861-1865)
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