|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1843|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 1930|
St. Louis County
s/o Solomon & Catharine (Frailey) Bensinger
Married August 5, 1871 - Rev. John P. Stein
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
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.
Polly Ann Kremer Bensinger (1847 - 1888)*
Saint Pauls Cemetery
Created by: Berks-Dauphin Roots
Record added: Jul 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72702552