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Col Henry Laurens Benbow
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1829
Sumter County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 1907
Clarendon County
South Carolina, USA

Colonel Henry Laurens Benbow
(1829 - 1906)
Henry Laurens Benbow entered Hatch's Battalion of Coast Rangers as a captain. Hatch's Battalion later became the 23rd South Carolina Infantry. He was promoted to full colonel a little over a year later. He was wounded at Second Manassas and wouded at Petersburg. At the Battle of Five Forks, Benbow was again wounded. Shot through both thighs, he was captured and ended the war as a Federal prisoner.

Occupation before War: Planter in Clarendon County South Carolina
Civil War Career:
1861 1862: Captain of Company I 23rd South Carolina Infantry Regt.
1862 1865: Colonel of 25th South Carolina Infantry Regiment
1862: Wounded during 2nd Battle of Bull Run Virginia
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Petersburg Virginia
1865: Wounded and Captured during the Battle of Five Forks
1865: Prisoner of War until released on June 15, 1865
Occupation after War:
Planter in Summerton South Carolina
South Carolina State Representative

Manning Cemetery
Clarendon County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Bev
Record added: Apr 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10877307
Col Henry Laurens Benbow
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Col Henry Laurens Benbow
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Col Henry Laurens Benbow
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Thank you for your sacrifices Sir.
- Jeffrey Holliday
 Added: Apr. 4, 2014
While in prison with his Five Forks wounds, he met and shook hands with President Lincoln
- Dave Crouse
 Added: Aug. 18, 2012
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Mar. 21, 2011
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