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Lewis Benedict
Birth: Sep. 2, 1817
Albany
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1864
Old Pleasant Hill
De Soto Parish
Louisiana, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 162nd New York Volunteer Infantry. He was captured at Williamsburg, Virginia, and spent months in various Confederate prisons. He led an attack on Port Hudson, Louisiana in 1863, and was killed in action at the April 1864 Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. On March 13, 1865 he was posthumously brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers for "gallant conduct at Port Hudson, Louisiana". Before the War he was an Albany City Attorney and a New York State Assemblyman. (bio by: PaulaAnne) 
 
Burial:
Albany Rural Cemetery
Menands
Albany County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 38
 
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Record added: Sep 20, 2001
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General, although you never wore the rank itself, thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 9, 2016

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