A collection of personal and
professional material related to the life and career of Benjamin Franklin Scribner, American
soldier and businessman.
Benjamin Franklin Scribner (1825-1900) was born in New Albany, Indiana. During the
Mexican-American War Scribner served as a private in Company A of the 2nd Indiana Regiment
of Volunteers and took part in the battle of Buena Vista; he published memoirs of his
experiences in 1847 and 1850. During the Civil War he was the founding colonel of the 38th
Indiana Infantry Regiment and fought with the Army of the Cumberland. After the war Scribner
returned to private life and his pharmacy business; from 1868 to 1880 he was an agent and
collector for the U.S. Treasury.
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