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William True Bennett
Birth: Oct. 1, 1836
Union City
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1910
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served in the Civil War mostly as an officer leading Union African-American soldiers. First commissioned as a Captain in the 1st United States Colored Infantry, he gained advancement to Lieutenant Colonel of the 102nd USCT. After spending time as the Chief of staff for Brigadier Genadier John P. Hatch, he was promoted to Colonel and commander of the 33rd USCT. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on May 25, 1865 for "meritorious services at the Battle of Honey Hill, Fla.". After the War he became a well-known lecturer and world traveler. During the Spanish-American War he served as a Red Cross Field Agent. His younger brother, Orson W. Bennett, served under him in the 102nd USCT, and was a Medal of Honor recipient. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section 16, Row J, Grave 5
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Mar 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6239035
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Brigadier General William True Bennett - (Oct. 1, 1836 - Mar. 10, 1910 ) Served in the Civil War mostly as an officerleading Union African-American soldiers. First commissioned as a Captain in the 1st United States Colored Troops,he gained advancement to ...(Read more)
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 6, 2016
Thank you for your service in the Civil war.
- Acog
 Added: Jan. 17, 2016

- Mary Lou McCormick
 Added: Jan. 7, 2016
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