My records show Benjamin F. Andrews as a single farmer who enrolled in Company F (Capt. Thomas H. Hobbs company). He was wounded at Salem Church and at Gainses's Mill, outside of Richmond in 1862. He was listed as deserting on July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, and as absent from duty from that point on. On July 2 the 9th Alabama and Wilcox's Brigade were a part of the general attack on the Union line along Cemetery Ridge, and they had managed to fight their way almost to the top of the ridge before they were driven back by the attack of the 1st Minnesota. The 9th had creatd a "bubble" by pushing too far ahead without support on its flanks. When the 1st Minnesota regiment repelled their attack, it was also able to pinch-off the top of the bubble capturing many men and officers. The 9th had 105 men captured at Gettysburg- most of them during that attack. Benjamin Andrews may have been one of those men captured or driven back. I have no records, however, showing that he was captured or imprisoned.