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Thomas Hart Benton, Jr
Birth: Sep. 5, 1816
Williamson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1879
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. The nephew and namesake of powerful 19th century Senator Thomas Hart Benton, he had been an educator before the Civil War, serving as Iowa State Superintendent of Public Instruction. When the war began, he served as Colonel and commander of rhe 29th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was appointed military governor of Little Rock, Arkansas, where set up his headquarters at the home of a Confederate general Albert Pike, preventing the destruction of Pike's famous library. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on December 15, 1864. (bio by: Art Loux) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Susan Benton (1827 - 1869)*
 
 Children:
  Nathaniel Greene Benton (1855 - 1856)*
 
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Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Marshalltown
Marshall County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Art Loux
Record added: May 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52900582
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Apr. 11, 2016
Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 10, 2016

- karl anglin
 Added: Mar. 9, 2016
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