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Benjamin Franklin Rittenhouse
Captain, United States Army
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Benjamin Franklin Rittenhouse was born December 15, 1839 at Berwick, Columbia County Pennsylvania, and died on March 6, 1915 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

During the Civil War he assumed command of Battery D, 5th United States Artillery at the battle of Gettysburg upon the death of Lieutenant Charles Hazlett during the action on Little Round Top on July 2, 1863. He remained in the Army following the war and retired with the rank of Captain in 1874.

He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

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RITTENHOUSE, BENJAMIN F
MAJOR USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 03/06/1915
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT:   SITE 1315
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

RITTENHOUSE, ELIZABETH W/O BENJAMIN
DATE OF DEATH: 07/17/1904
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION SD NS  SITE 1315
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF BF RITTENHOUSE - MAJOR USA RET


Posted: 19 October 2001  Updated: 16 February 2002 Updated: 4 September 2004 Updated: 7 August 2006
US Army Civil War Medal