Telling my family's stories
Ashby’s Calvary must not have agreed with Benton Ritenour, because he went AWOL on July 12, 1863, shortly after being transferred to it (June 15, 1863). He then shows up in Company D of the Ohio 48th Infantry, and he applied for a pension from that regiment in 1882 and 1896. He ended up living in Ogle County, Illinois, near Carroll County, where his parents (Adam and Emily) and siblings (William Henry, Elizabeth, Adam, Andrew, etc.) lived. I have no record that they ever talked again, however.