|Birth: ||1803, France|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1904|
Enlisted as a Private with Company K, 12th US Infantry on 15 May 1847 in Galena, Illinois. Discharged on 24 July 1848 at Camp Corrollton, Louisiana at Wars end.
Joseph Benoist was a Veteran of the War with Mexico, and of the Black Hawk Wars.
Burial records from the Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin show Joseph's death on 8 June 1904, at the age of 101. The remains were delivered to Peacock & Son Undertakers who shipped him to Mrs. M.J.(Alice) Burns of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Alice Burns is listed as the daughter of Joseph.
Application for his Veteran Headstone was made by Homer D. Ludden of Mineral Point, Wisconsin on 2 June 1928.
Records show he was 90 years old, and a Miner in Umfield Colorado prior to his admittance into the U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Leavenworth, Kansas on 15 Nov 1893. He was later transferred to the U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in 1895. A son named Frank Benoist was also mentioned, and that he resided in Minnesota.
During the Mexican War, the 12th was organized for the third time and fought at National Ridge, Paso de Overjas and Plan de Rio. At the Battle of Coutreras, the Warriors spearheaded an attack against a much larger Mexican force. That attack was the turning point, which helped hasten the end of the war. The Regiment was disbanded after the Mexican War, and was not recalled into the Regular Army until 3 May 1861.
Co. K, 12 U.S. Inf. MEX.WAR
Created by: Barry Jacobson
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
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