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Col Thomas Hart Benton, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1816
Death: Apr. 10, 1879

During the Civil War Thomas Hart Benton, Jr. served as Colonel, 29th Iowa Infantry and was military governor of Little Rock in Arkansas. Benton set up his headquarters at the home of a southern general, Albert Pike, preventing the destruction of Pike's famous library. He was influential in organizing many levels of schooling in Iowa before the war, including the State University of Iowa. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Susan Benton (1827 - 1869)*
 
 Children:
  Nathaniel Greene Benton (1855 - 1856)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Marshalltown
Marshall County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Art Loux
Record added: May 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52900582
Col Thomas Hart Benton, Jr
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