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Fly, Benjamin – Age 35, Year: 1863 – 1st US Colored Cavalry

Benjamin Fly – 1st US Colored Cavalry

NAID: 38795434   NAID File Unit: 38795430     Microform: M1817

Military Service

Unit: 1st US Colored Cavalry

Regiment:  1 cavalry

ID: 19402855

Company: E

Year: 1863

Year Enlisted: 1863

Enlisted term years: 3

Enlisted date: December 12, 1863

Enlisted state: Virginia (Va.)

Enlisted county: 

Enlisted town: Fort Monroe


State born: North Carolina (N.C.)

County born: Northampton

Town born: 

Occupation: Boatman

Physical Characteristics

Age: 34

Height: 5’ 5“

Complexion: Yellow (Yel or Yello)

Eye color: Black (Blk, Bk or Bl)

Hair color: Black (Blk, Bk or Bl)

Record Info

NAID: 38795434

NAID File Unit: 38795430

Microform: M1817

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