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John Benjamin Dennis
Birth: May 23, 1835
Norwich
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 1894
Melrose
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Enlisted as a Private in the 6th Massachusetts Militia at the outbreak of the Civil War. He then served as a Captain in the 7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, participating with the regiment in the late 1862 operations in South Carolina, and being severely wounded at the Battle of Pocotaligo. He recovered sufficiently to be present at the July 1863 Union assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, where he was in command of a 10-inch siege mortar. At the May 1864 Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, he was in command of the 7th Connecticut’ skirmish line as they probed the Confederate defenses and induced fierce fighting. He was captured along with his Major and a number of men on the Bermuda Hundred, Virginia on June 2, 1864. After his exchange he was mustered out of the 7th Connecticut, and re-enlisted as Major and Additional Paymaster of Volunteers. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for ‘gallant and meritorious services during the war”. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jared Gallup Dennis (1796 - 1870)
  Nancy-Ann Perkins Congdon Dennis (1804 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Hattie S. Loring Dennis (1837 - 1860)*
 
 Children:
  Louis R. Dennis (1869 - 1911)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Henry Dennis (1825 - 1867)**
  Jared Dennis (1831 - 1905)**
  John Benjamin Dennis (1835 - 1894)
  Gorham Dennis (1837 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Section 8, Lot 92
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Apr 06, 2002
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