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William Plummer Benton
Birth: Dec. 25, 1828
Death: Mar. 14, 1867

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. A promanet lawyer in practice at the start of the Civil War, he raised the first company of the 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was promoted Colonel. He commanded in the Western Virginia campaign of 1861 and was promoted Brigadier General in April of 1862. He then served in various district commands with the XIII Corps in Texas and Louisiana throughout 1864 and commanded a division in the Battle of Spanish Fort, Alabama. For serving with distinction, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers in March 1865. After the war, he was appointed the Collector of Revenue for the City of New Orleans, but died of yellow fever on March 14, 1867. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Greenwood Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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William Plummer Benton
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- zeke
 Added: Aug. 31, 2014
Brother Benton. Thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. Honor, Integrity and Brotherhood.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014

- Anne Wyatt
 Added: Dec. 21, 2013
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