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MG Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss, Sr
Birth: Nov. 23, 1819
Belleville
Suffolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1901
Bethany
Harrison County
Missouri, USA

Civil War Union Major General. Born in Belleville, Virginia, at the beginning of the Civil War he organized a company of volunteers and was appointed Colonel of the 7th Illinois Regiment. In May 1861, he was promoted Brigadier General served in southern Missouri and routed a large body of Confederates at Mount Zion. At the Battle of Shiloh, on the first day he was taken prisoner with most of his command. He was prisoner released in October, 1862, appointed Major General and commanded the post at Helena, Arkansas until he resigned his commission on October 28, 1863. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Margaret Ann Sowdosky Prentiss (1823 - 1860)*
  Mary Worthington Whitney Prentiss (1836 - 1894)*
 
 Children:
  Harrison Tyler Prentiss (1840 - 1897)*
  Jacob H. Prentiss (1849 - 1907)*
  Ella Prentiss Blackburn (1852 - 1927)*
  Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss (1855 - 1920)*
  Clay Prentiss (1860 - 1927)*
  Joseph Whitney Prentiss (1863 - 1940)*
  Edgar Worthing Prentiss (1870 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Miriam Cemetery
Bethany
Harrison County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2001
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Monday, April 6, 1891 was the anniversaryof the Battle of Shiloh. The divisioncommanders on the first day of the fight were W.T. Sherman, W.H.L. Wallace, B.M. Prentiss, John A. McClernand and Stephen A. Hurlbut, all of who are now dead, excepting our town...(Read more)
- Coleah
 Added: Apr. 6, 2016
From the Bethany, MO newspaper of 2/17/2016)125 Years AgoFebruary 19, 1891As soon as General Prentiss learnedof the death of General Sherman, hisold comrade in arms, he hung out atthe post office the stars and stripesdraped in mourning, in honor of thedea...(Read more)
- Coleah
 Added: Feb. 19, 2016

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