The PA Archives ARIAS Card Index shows two cards:
Benfer, Daniel "Refer to Benfer, David"
51st PA Infantry
Enrolled 10-11-1862 at Lewisburg
Mustered In: 10-11-1862 at Harrisburg
Age at Enrollment: 29
Height: 5' 8"
Residence: Snyder County, Pa.
Remarks: discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability, Jan. 12, 1865. Re-enlisted 1-1-1864 at Blaine's X Rds.
Item 25 at
If you have his Compiled Military Service Record from the National Archives, that should indicate whether or not he was a POW, where he was captured, etc.
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