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Benjamin Ashley Ebeneezer Brady (1838 - 1902)

Pvt. Benjamin Ashley Ebeneezer Brady aka Braddy
Born in Boon Hill Township, Johnston County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 20 Dec 1865 in Johnston County, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 63 in Boon Hill Township, Johnston County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Dec 2009
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William Robert Braddy
Elizabeth (Harrell) Braddy
Cherry (Oliver) Braddy
John W. Brady
Bethany Brady
Delaney (Brady) Gurley
Lucinda (Brady) Fulghum, Collier
James H. Brady
Cherry Brady

Military Service
  • May 10, 1861, Enlisted, Johnston County, North Carolina
  • May 10, 1861, Mustered into 24th Regiment North Carolina Infantry, Company E
  • August, 1861, Moved to Richmond, Virginia, then to Staunton. Assigned to John Floyd’s Army of the Kanawha. Moved to Bunger’s Mill at Lewisburg.
  • September 9, 1861, Ordered to join Floyd’s main force at Carnifex Ferry.
  • September 12, 1861, Joined Floyd’s force at Sewell Mountain, where it had retreated from Carnifex Ferry. To Meadow Bluff.
  • September 26-27, 1861, Moved to Sewell Mountain via Fayette Court House.
  • October 17, 1861, Moved to Meadow Bluff.
  • November 12, 1861, Moved to Blue Sulphur Springs.
  • November 14, 1861, The regiment was designated the 24th North Carolina Infantry Regiment
  • November 26 – December 12, 1961, Moved to winter quarters at Camp Refuge near Petersburg. Many of the men were sick from the hard marching, bad weather and poor rations in western Virginia.
  • February 12, 1862, Moved to Garysburg, North Carolina, to protect the line of the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad.
  • February 20, 1862, Moved to Franklin Depot, Virginia.
  • February 21, 1862, Moved to Murfreesboro, North Carolina.
  • February 25, 1862, Company E stationed at Devil’s Elbow on the Meherrin River.
  • May 14-15, 1862, Moved to Garysburg, North Carolina.
  • May 18, 1862, Moved Camp McCulloch near the Roanoke River.
  • May 22, 1862, Moved to Bridger’s Ferry near Halifax, North Carolina.
  • June 2, 1862, Moved to Goldsboro, North Carolina.
  • June 9, 1862, Moved to Petersburg, Virginia and assigned to Ransom’s Brigade of Walker’s Division.
  • June 24, 1862, Moved to Richmond, then to reinforce Huger’s Division on the Williamsburg Road.
  • June 25 – July 1, 1862, Seven Days Battles, 2 men killed and 7 wounded in skirmishing
  • June 26, 1862, Continued on skirmish duty.
  • July 1, 1862, Battle of Malvern Hill, 9 men killed, 42 wounded, and 2 missing.
  • July 7, 1862, Moved to Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia
  • July 9, 1862, Moved to Petersburg. Camped on the CIty Point Road.
  • August 19, 1862, Returned to Richmond
  • August 23, 1862, Camped along the James River.
  • August 26, 1862, Marched into Richmond and boarded a train to Rapidan Station.
  • September 1862, Maryland Campaign
  • September 3, 1862, At Leesburg. Assigned to Walker’s Division of Longstreet’s Command of the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • September 4, 1862, Crossed the Potomac River into Maryland.
  • September 5, 1862, Camped outside Frederick at Monocacy Junction.
  • September 9, 1862, Moved to the mouth of the Monocacy to destroy the Chesepeake & Ohio Canal aqueduct, but the aqueduct proved to be too sturdy
  • September 10, 1862, Recrossed the Potomac into Maryland and marched for Loudoun Heights.
  • September 13, 1862, Occupied Loudoun Heights overlooking Harpers Ferry.
  • September 14-15, 1862, Siege and Capture of Harpers Ferry
  • September 16, 1862, Mached to join Lee’s main army at Antietam.
  • September 17, 1862, Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam) 20 men killed, 44 wounded and 2 missing.
  • September 18, 1862, Recrossed the Potomac into Virginia.
  • October 28, 1862, Moved with Longstreet’s Command out of the Shenandoah and to Culpeper Court House.
  • December 1862, Moved to Fredericksburg and occupied Marye’s Heights.
  • December 13, 1862, Battle of Fredericksburg
  • January 3, 1863, Left Fredericksburg, ordered to return to North Carolina to guard the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad.
  • January 7, 1863, Arrived in Petersburg.
  • January 17, 1863, Moved by train to Goldsboro.
  • January 19 -23, 1863, Marched to Kenansville
  • January 23, 1863, Marched to Magnolia, then moved by train to Wilmington.
  • January-May 1863, Patrolled the region around Kinston.
  • June 1863, Moved to the Ivor Station and Blackwater Bridge area south of Petersburg.
  • June 14, 1863, Moved to Drerwy’s Bluff.
  • July 1863, Moved to Bottoms Bridge over the Chickahominy River.
  • July 4, 1863, Skirmished with Union troops around Bottoms Bridge.
  • July 8, 1863, Returned to Petersburg via Richmond. Late July In Weldon, North Carolina, guarding the railroad against Union cavalry raids.
  • August 1863, Moved to Garysburg
  • October 28, 1863, Moved to Tarboro, North Carolina.
  • November 22, 1863, Moved to Williamston and posted as pickets along the Roanoke River. Returned to Weldon in late December.
  • January 1864, New Berne expedition. Assigned to Major General George E. Pickett’s command.
  • January 28-29, 1864, Moved to Kinston, North Carolina
  • January 30, 1864, Moved toward New Berne along the south side of the Trent River with Barton’s Column.
  • February 1, 1864, The defences of New Berne were found to be too strong and the attack was abandoned. Returned to Kinston.
  • February 6, 1864, Returned to Weldon to protect the railroad. Late February forced a Union force to retreat down the Dismal Swamp Canal to within 12 mlles of Norfolk
  • March 4, 1864, Moved toward Suffolk
  • March 9-11, 1864, Drove Union forces out of Suffolk and held it for two days.
  • March 12, 1864, Moved to Weldon.
  • April 14, 1864, Moved to Plymouth to support Hoke’s attack on the city.
  • April 17-20, 1864, Battle of Plymouth. 11 men killed and 89 wounded capturing the city and forcing the garrison to surrender. Then moved to attack Washington, North Carolina but Union forces evacuated and burned the town. On the way to attack New Berne was ordered to return to Petersburg.
  • May 10, 1864, Returned to Petersburg and took position just north of the town at Drewry’s Bluff.
  • May 11-16, 1864, Battle of Drewry’s Bluff.
  • June 1864, Assigned to Bushrod Johnson’s Division in the Bermuda Hundred trenches.
  • June 4, 1864, Moved to Bottoms Bridge, south of Richmond.
  • June 9, 1864, Chaffin’s Farm (New Market Heights)
  • June 15, 1864, Defense of Petersburg. Marched through the night from Drewry’s Bluff to Petersburg to defend the city from attack. Fighting on the defenses east of town threw back the Union attackers, but significant parts of the defensive line had already been lost, and Confederates withdrew to a new defensive line at the end of the day.
  • June 16 , 1864, Relieved by new reinforcements from Lee’s army and pulled back to rest in the rear area.
  • June16, 1864, Siege of Petersburg Begins
  • June 22, 1864, Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road. Moved to the extreme right of the Confederate defensive line but remained in reserve and took no part in the fighting.
  • June 24, 1864, Occupied trenches south of the Petersburg & Norfolk Railroad on the southeast side of the Petersburg defences.
  • July 30, 1864, Battle of the Crater. The detonation of the Crater was a short distance to the right of the regiment’s position. The 24th sealed off the penetration and helded the trenches against Union support attacks. They also supported Mahone’s Division in their attack that eliminated the Union position in the Crater itself.
  • August 18-21, 1864, Battle of Globe Tavern. Joined Heth’s Division for a successful attack on Union troops, then returned to the trenches along the CIty Point Railroad.
  • February 5-7, 1865, Battle of Hatcher’s Run
  • February 1865, On rolls through February 1865. Absent (sick) place and date not stated. Method, place and date of discharge not stated.


  • United States Census 1850, Johnston County, North Carolina
  1. William Braddy M 55 North Carolina
  2. Elizabeth Braddy F 30 North Carolina
  3. Benjamin Braddy M 12 North Carolina
  4. Emily Braddy F 9 North Carolina
  5. Harriy Braddy F 1 North Carolina
  • United States Census 1860, East of the Neuse River, Johnstown County, North Carolina
  1. Win R. Braddy M 60 North Carolina
  2. Betsey Braddy F 36 North Carolina
  3. Benjamin Braddy M 21 North Carolina
  4. Samuel Braddy M 19 North Carolina
  5. Demon Braddy M 9 North Carolina
  6. Memorial Braddy F 5 North Carolina
  • United States Civil War Soldiers Index 1861-1865, 24th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry Company E (Formerly 14th North Carolina Infantry Volunteers)
  • North Carolina Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865, 24th Infantry, Military Service 1862 (Filed under Benjamin H. Braddy)
  • North Carolina Marriages 1762-1979, Johnston County, North Carolina, December 30, 1865, Benjamin Brady and Cherry Oliver
  • United States Census 1870, Boon Township, Johnston County, North Carolina
  1. Benjamin Brady M 30 North Carolina
  2. Sarah Brady F 35 North Carolina
  3. John Brady M 5 North Carolina
  4. Bethany Brady F 3 North Carolina
  5. Laney Brady F 1 North Carolina
  • United States Census 1880, Boon Hill, Johnston County, North Carolina
  1. Benjamin Brady Self Male 42 North Carolina
  2. Cherry Brady Female 38 North Carolina
  3. John W. Brady Male 14 North Carolina
  4. Bethany Brady Female 12 North Carolina
  5. Delaney Brady Female 10 North Carolina
  6. Lucinda Brady Female 8 North Carolina
  7. James H. Brady Male 6 North Carolina
  8. Cherry Brady Female 4 North Carolina
  • United States Census 1900, Boon Hill Township, Upper Boon Hill Precinct, Johnston County, North Carolina
  1. Benjamin Brady Head M 62 North Carolina
  2. Cherry H Brady Wife F 59 North Carolina
  • North Carolina State Archives, Family Bibles, William R. Braddy

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