Dear Rodney Ivey,
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We found in our records a Register of Military and Political Prisoners Received for Confinement at Fort Delaware, Delaware from Record Group 109: War Department Collection of Confederate Records, 1825-1927. These records list Confederate prisoners-of-war received at Fort Delaware during 1863. For an enlisted soldier, it will contain the name, rank, and organization. There is also the Register of Prisoners at Fort Delaware, Delaware in the same Record Group, which contains the prisoner’s name, rank, organization, date and place of capture, date received, and any remarks during 1863-1864. These records are available at the National Archives at Washington, DC – Textual Reference (RDT1).
In addition, we also found a Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) for Benjamin F. Ivey. These files can be viewed on Fold3, but there may be a fee for using this service. Instead, you may view these records online at one of NARA’s facilities for free via a NARA PC. These can also be viewed on microfilm at the National Archives at Washington, DC. If it is believed that he filed a pension, these files would be located at the Georgia Department of Archives and History.
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I see you have been very active with ancestry which is where you have been able to locate some of those records pertaining to him being prisoner taken at Gettysburg and transferred to numerous prisons and eventually to Fort Delaware.
Well looks like I found where he is buried please follow link. This maybe the other Benjamin F. Ivey that was with the Georgia 48th Regiment that was killed in 1864 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129574325/benjamin-f.-ivey
Crazy how they had same name am sure very common in those days so he went by Ivey or Ivy to keep the two separated.
Name: Benjamin F Ivey Enlistment Age: 25 Birth Date: abt 1837 Enlistment Date: 22 Mar 1862 Enlistment Rank: Private Muster Date: 22 Mar 1862 Muster Place: Georgia Muster Company: C Muster Regiment: 51st Infantry Muster Regiment Type: Infantry Muster Information: Enlisted Side of War: Confederacy Residence Place: Mitchell County, Georgia
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Here is where another Benjamin F. Ivey is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129574325/benjamin-f.-ivey
Additionally do you have information if he survived the war or not? If so please share any additional details. Also look at the Fort Delaware prison records states Benjamin W. Ivey sounds like they went back and forth either middle was F or W. He is listed at the top of the list.
Might also want to reach out to these individuals of the Fort Delaware Society, please follow link. http://www.fortdelaware.org/Prisoner%20&%20Garrison%20Queries.htm
Also found him on the rolls at Fort Delaware, please see below.