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Capt Benjamin James Hawthorne
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Birth: Jun., 1837
Lunenburg County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1928
Eugene
Lane County
Oregon, USA

Benjamin J. Hawthorne fought throughout the war with the 38th Regiment, Virginia Volunteer Infantry. He was on the staff of Gen. Lewis Armistead and was badly wounded in Pickett's charge during the battle of Gettysburg. He surrendered with what was left of Lee's forces at Appomattox and walked 100 miles home.

After teaching at various southern colleges, he was invited to join the faculty at Corvallis College where he taught languages, literature, and many courses in the department of horticulture. In 1884, he accepted a position at the University of Oregon and founded the department of psychology. He taught over 30 different courses during his 45-year academic career. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Emma Brown Hawthorne (1852 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Emma Hawthorne (1876 - 1892)*
  Wistar Hawthorne (1879 - 1899)*
  Pearl Virginia Hawthorne Sweek (1888 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Masonic Cemetery
Eugene
Lane County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Randy Fletcher
Record added: May 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19229036
Capt Benjamin James Hawthorne
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Capt Benjamin James Hawthorne
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Capt Benjamin James Hawthorne
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A true Southern hero.
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