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Gen Thomas W. Bennett
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Feb. 16, 2015
 

- R I P
 Added: Feb. 2, 2015
 

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 27, 2014
 

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Dec. 18, 2012
 
I light a candle for Gen Thomas W. Bennett ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
 

- Lisa Swanson Ellam
 Added: May. 27, 2011
 

- Sharon
 Added: Feb. 16, 2011
 
In Memory..
- LaDene
 Added: Feb. 16, 2011
 

- luvshistory
 Added: Feb. 2, 2011
 
Honoring the you, sir, native son of Union County Indiana. You did us proud!!!! (Not like that other General from Union County)
- Tom Bennet Fan
 Added: Sep. 3, 2010
 
For more history re: General Bennett see this link; http://dantate.featuredblog.com/?p=255
- Dan Tate
 Added: Feb. 20, 2010
 

- muffin
 Added: Feb. 16, 2010
 

- LaDene
 Added: Feb. 16, 2010
 

- lisa greenman
 Added: Feb. 2, 2010
 
Thank you for serving our Country!!
- LaDene
 Added: Feb. 2, 2010
 

- Satoris LeFier
 Added: Jan. 16, 2010
 

- knighthawk40
 Added: Mar. 26, 2009
 
Rest in Peace...
- GRP
 Added: Feb. 2, 2009
 
Thomas Warren Bennett was born the second of ten children on February 16, 1831, in Union County, Indiana. He attended common schools until the age of fourteen when he began clerking in his father's store. After three years, he spent two years as "wagon boy," driving a six-horse team between Richmond and Cincinnati. He then served as a teacher in a district school for a year before pursuing his own education in the county seminary. In 1851, he enrolled in the Law School of Indiana, Asbury University (now DePauw University) and graduated in 1854. He was elected professor of mathematics and natural sciences at Whitewater College at Centerville before beginning the practice of law in 1855 at Liberty, Indiana. He became active in the new Republican Party and was elected to the State Senate in 1858. He resigned in 1861 following Lincoln's call for troops and became captain of the 15th Indiana Infantry. With the 15th, he served in western Virginia and participated in the battle of Richmond and other skirmishes. In September 1861, Governor Oliver P. Morton commissioned Bennett major of the 36th Indiana Infantry, a part of Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio. On April 6, 1862, the 36th was the first to cross the Tennessee River and the only portion of Buell's army to participate in the first day of the battle of Shiloh. Bennett and the 36th also participated in the siege of Corinth and the Kentucky campaign. In October 1862, Bennett was appointed colonel of the 69th Indiana Infantry and served under General Ulysses S. Grant in all his campaigns from Memphis to Vicksburg. Bennett commanded his troops at the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hills, Big Black River Bridge, and the capture of Vicksburg. In the winter of 1863, Colonel Bennett was appointed president of a commission to examine and report for dismissal all incompetent officers. He was honorably discharged in January 1865 and brevetted brigadier general March 5, 1865. He returned to Liberty where, for six years, he practiced law. Following a trip abroad, he moved to Richmond in 1868 and was elected to mayor the following year. In 1871, he was appointed governor of the Idaho Territory by President Ulysses S. Grant and served four years before serving in the U. S. House of Representatives from the Idaho Territory. He returned to Richmond and again served as mayor (18771883 and 18851887). Bennett died February 2, 1893, in Richmond and was buried in Earlham Cemetery.
- SixDogTeam
 Added: Jul. 30, 2008
 
Thank you for your most honorable service to our country.Thank you for freedom. Rest at ease,Sir. Your watch stands relieved.
- BlueGhost SCPO,USN Ret
 Added: Apr. 21, 2008
 
Thank you, Colonel Bennett, for your service in the Civil War.
- Eric Lowman
 Added: Nov. 16, 2007
 
Thank you for serving with bravery and honor.
- DAN K
 Added: May. 25, 2007
 

- J.A. & D.S.
 Added: Feb. 2, 2007
 
Thank you. Rest in peace
- P.L.M.
 Added: Feb. 2, 2007
 

- gaby hayes
 Added: Feb. 2, 2007
 

- Cheryll Cotten
 Added: Oct. 10, 2006
 

- C
 Added: May. 15, 2006
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Mar. 31, 2006
 

- laura s
 Added: Feb. 16, 2006
 
Remembering you on this day, Sir. Rest in peace and God bless
- Medora
 Added: Feb. 16, 2006
 
Happy Birthday In Heaven!
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Feb. 16, 2006
 

- Me & Badger ♥
 Added: Aug. 23, 2005
 

- Leah
 Added: Aug. 18, 2005
 

- Me & Badger ♥
 Added: Jun. 30, 2005
 
Rest in peace.
- Joyce {GW}
 Added: Mar. 12, 2005
 
Know that you are remembered on your birthday. Rest in Peace.
- Doc
 Added: Feb. 16, 2005
 

- Cath Kirby-White
 Added: Feb. 16, 2005
 
Happy Birthday
&
God bless, Sir.

You are remembered today. Rest in peace always.
- Just another taphophile
 Added: Feb. 16, 2005
 
Rest Well
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Feb. 2, 2005
 
REST IN PEACE
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
- Bev
 Added: Nov. 2, 2004
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Mar. 31, 2004
 
Thinking of you on your Angel Date. God bless you and rest in eternal peace.
- Grace, Peace and Love, Karen
 Added: Feb. 1, 2004
 

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: Jan. 30, 2004
 

- Christine Addis
 Added: Jul. 15, 2003
 
Rest In Peace,General.
- ronald deavy
 Added: May. 21, 2002
 
 

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