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Benjamin Franklin Scribner
Birth: Sep. 20, 1825
New Albany
Floyd County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1900
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born New Albany, Indiana in 1825, he served in Company A, 2nd Indiana Infantry during the Mexican War, seeing action at the Battle of Buena Vista and rising to the rank of sergeant. Prior to the Civil War he was a druggist in New Albany as a partner in the firm Scribner and Maginness. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he was authorized to raise a regiment of infantry which became the 38th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Serving in The Army of the Cumberland, he led his regiment and later a brigade with distinction. A brigade commander from prior to the Battle of Stones River, he received the brevet of Brigadier General, US Volunteers on August 8, 1864 for "meritorious and distinguished service during the war". He returned to his pre war occupation following the Civil War and was variously collector of internal revenue for the 2nd district of Indiana and treasury agent in Alaska. He wrote two works on his military experiences, the first, "Camp Life of A Volunteer", covered his Mexican War adventures. The second, "How Soldiers Were Made", tells of the Civil War years. General Scribner died in Louisville, Kentucky in 1900. (bio by: Steve Dunn) 
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  Child of Frank Scribner (1853 - 1853)*
  John Maginness Scribner (1854 - 1856)*
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Fairview Cemetery
New Albany
Floyd County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Plat 4, Range 5, Lot 1
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Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
Record added: Feb 11, 2003
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