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Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Dill
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1832
Franklin County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1908
Colbert County
Alabama, USA

Married Mary A. McRight - 1855 in Franklin Co., AL
Married Eliza C. Scruggs - Abt 1878
Married Lucy Caroline Galey - Mar 20, 1887 in Lawrence Co., AL

Confederate Military Service:
B.F. Dill mustered into the Confederate States Army at Cherokee, AL on December 21, 1861 as a private in William Houston's Independent Cavalry Company.

In late January 1862, Houston's Company and David C. Hubbard's Company of Alabama Rangers boarded a steamboat in Florence, AL and rushed north to serve in the Fort Henry Campaign. On Feb 5th and 6th, Houston's, Hubbard's and Padget's Spy companies provided the only defense of Fort Heiman, KY. They were forced to evacuate to Paris, TN without their tents and cooking equipment by overwhelming numbers of Federal infantry commanded by General C.F. Smith.

During February and March, Houston's and Hubbard's Companies moved from Paris, TN to Cayce's Station, KY with Lt. Colonel John H. Miller's 1st Mississippi Cavalry Battalion to protect the Mobile and Ohio Railroad from attack during the Confederate retreat from Columbus, KY.

In early April 1862, Houston's entire company was transferred to become Company H, 1st Confederate Cavalry. Because of their experience, Houston's Company was released from the 1st Confederate Cavalry for independent action and outpost duty early in the Shiloh Campaign.

In 1863, Captain William Houston resigned his command and B.F. Dill's company transferred to Company L, 4th Alabama (Roddey's) Calvary. He served with the 4th Alabama Calvary through the 1863 battles of Streight's Raid, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, the 1864 battles of Brice's Crossroads, Tupelo, the Atlanta Campaign, Forrest's Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee Raid, Hood's Tennessee Campaign and defense against General James Wilson's Alabama Raid in 1865.
Family links: 
  Uriah Dill (1811 - 1898)
  Desdemona Sparks Dill (1813 - 1870)
  Mary A McRight Dill (1836 - 1880)
  Eliza C Scruggs Dill (1842 - 1918)
  Lucy Caroline Galey Dill (1853 - 1914)
  Lora A Dill Byrd (1858 - 1923)*
  Laura O Dill Mansell (1859 - 1899)*
  Benjamin Franklin Dill (1862 - 1941)*
  Amos Jasper Dill (1864 - 1940)*
  Nancy M. Dill Fleming (1867 - 1909)*
  Josephine Dill (1869 - 1880)*
  Rebecca Ann Dill Owens (1871 - 1947)*
  William Severe Dill (1879 - 1963)*
  Alabama Dill Kimbrough (1889 - 1963)*
  Lucy C Dill Lindsey (1891 - 1969)*
  Katy Dill Willis (1893 - 1965)*
  Isaac Simpson Dill (1896 - 1980)*
  Benjamin Franklin Dill (1832 - 1908)
  Elijah Dill (1848 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: B.F. Dill has several different birth dates. The 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 U.S. Census shows 1835 as his birth year. The 1900 U.S. Census says Jan 1833. Only his Civil War pension application agrees with the 1832 on his headstone.
Crooked Oak Cemetery
Crooked Oak
Colbert County
Alabama, USA
Maintained by: G. Andrew Dill
Originally Created by: Scrappy
Record added: Sep 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7836646
Benjamin Franklin Ben Dill
Added by: Old Bwana
Benjamin Franklin Ben Dill
Added by: Old Bwana
Benjamin Franklin Ben Dill
Added by: Old Bwana
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Dill, Benjamin Franklin PVT 7836646He was born Jan 2 1832, died Mar 16 1908. He enlisted Oct-1861 as a private in Company L, 4th Alabama Cavalry buried Crooked Oak Cemetery colbert County.
- Scrappy
 Added: Jun. 28, 2013

- Hutch
 Added: Feb. 10, 2012
Confederate Military Service: Private, William Houston's Independent Cavalry Company at Fort Heiman during the Fort Henry Campaign, transferred to Company H, 1st Confederate Cavalry, and finally transferred to Company L, 4th Alabama (Roddey's) Calvary
 Added: Nov. 23, 2008
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