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Stephen Vincent Benet
Birth: Jan. 22, 1827
Death: Jan. 22, 1895

US Army Brigadier General. Born in St. Augustine, Florida, he graduated third in his class from the United States Military Academy on July 1, 1849. He was noted in US Military history for his progressive development of cartridge cases and primer design, which contributed greatly to the early success of the Gatling gun and other manually operated machine guns. In 1874, he was appointed the eighth US Army Chief of Ordnance, a position which he held until he retired as a Brigadier General on January 22, 1891. He also wrote a book on electro-ballistic machines and well-known poet Stephen Vincent Benet, was his grandson. In 1970, he was posthumously inducted into the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Pedro Joses Lucio Benet (1798 - 1870)
  Juana Hernandez Benet (1800 - 1884)
  Laura Walker Benet (1833 - 1900)*
  James Walker Benet (1857 - 1928)*
  Laurence Vincent Benet (1865 - 1948)*
  Stephen Vincent Benet (1827 - 1895)
  Isabel F. Benet (1835 - 1915)**
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 154 Grid N-22.5
GPS (lat/lon): 38.88027, -77.07533
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 18, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6131
Stephen Vincent Benet
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Stephen Vincent Benet
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Stephen Vincent Benet
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On this Veterans Day thank you for your service.
- Wagondrussel
 Added: May. 26, 2014

- David Wend
 Added: Jan. 22, 2014
Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Dec. 21, 2013
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