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William Francis Bensinger
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1843
Orwigsburg
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1930
Webster Groves
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

s/o Solomon & Catharine (Frailey) Bensinger

Married August 5, 1871 - Rev. John P. Stein

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Civil War Veteran

Private William Bensinger

Enlisted as a Bugler on 15 August 1864.

Discharged on 19 May 1865.

Company C, 5th Cavalry /65th PA Cavalry Regiment

"Cameron Dragoons"

The Fifth Cavalry was recruited under the authority of an order granted by the Secretary of War, dated July 6th, 1861. It was at first known as the Cameron Dragoons. It was among the first of the three years' regiments raised, and being authorized by the National Government, was, for a time, held to be independent of the State of Pennsylvania. The first ten companies were from the city of Philadelphia, the last two from Pittsburgh.

Organized at Philadelphia July to September, 1861.

Mustered out of service on the 7th of August 1865, at Richmond, Virginia.

Regiment lost during service: 1 Officer and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 210 Enlisted men by disease. Total 293.
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  Polly Ann Kremer Bensinger (1847 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Pauls Cemetery
Auburn
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Berks-Dauphin Roots
Record added: Jul 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72702552
William Francis Bensinger
Added by: Berks-Dauphin Roots
 
 
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