Mustered into service as a Private on July 29, 1861
Died 29 September 1862
from wounds received at the Batle of Antietam
In a letter to his father on October 1st, 1862 Henry Marsh of Company E stated that Private Benjamin Parsons was buried at the Keedy Farm near Keedysville Maryland along with Private Joshua Jones who died the day before Benjamin. Joshua is now in a marked grave at the Antietam National Cemetery so it is assumed that Benjamin was also moved to the cemetery but his identity was lost in the process. He is probably in a "Unknown" grave at the Antietam National Cemetery.