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I’m Rick Gaskell and have been researching my gg grandfather, Benjamin Gaskill. ( Not sure when the spelling was changed. ) Born in New York in 1821 and died of illness contracted during the Civil War. Was a member of the 177th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Trying to find his parents, and I’ve found a few inconsistencies in what I found. He may be descended from the Gaskill family that was in the city of Richmond,  Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Looking forward to connecting with others on Wikitree.
WikiTree profile: Rick Gaskell
in The Tree House by Rick Gaskell G2G Crew (460 points)

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Welcome to the WikiTree community as a guest member, Rick! We hope you upgrade so you can begin adding your family and ancestors.
by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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Well, welcome Rick! It sounds like you are just starting out. I wish you much luck and don't forget to come back here if you have any questions about your search. A lot of names were spelled phonetically and I've even seen names spelled differently within the same document! It will be interesting to learn the origin of the name.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (626k points)
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Benjamin Gaskill pension, 177 Ohio Infantry. His widow is Mercy Gaskill.

Date of Pension File, 19 August 1865. Application No. 106321, Certificate No. 90963
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Benjamin Gaskell, Find A Grave Index.

Burial at Richmond Center, Ashtabula, Ohio age 44. Birth date 5 Aug 1821, death date 22 May 1865. Cemetery is Richmond Center Cemetery.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Welcome to the tree, you will find many helpful and dedicated people here.
by Lothar Wolf G2G6 Pilot (103k points)
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Benjamin Gaskill, 1861-1865 US Civil War Soldiers Index.

In addition to being in the 177 Ohio Infantry he was also in th 191st Regiment, Ohio Infantry.

It looks like he was in the war for close to the duration.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

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