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

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