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CMOHS.org - Musician HILLIKER, BENJAMIN F., U.S. Army

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HILLIKER, BENJAMIN F.

Rank: Musician
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company A
Division: 8th Wisconsin Infantry
Born: 23 May 1843, Golden, Erie County, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Waupaca Township, Wis.
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Place / Date: At Mechanicsburg, Miss., 4 June 1863
 
 


HILLIKER, BENJAMIN F. Photo
 
Citation

When men were needed to oppose a superior Confederate force he laid down his drum for a rifle and proceeded to the front of the skirmish line which was about 120 feet from the enemy. While on this volunteer mission and firing at the enemy he was hit in the head with a minie ball which passed through him. An order was given to "lay him in the shade; he won't last long." He recovered from this wound being left with an ugly scar.