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Benjamin Piatt Runkle
Birth: Sep. 3, 1836
West Liberty
Logan County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1916
Highland County
Ohio, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. Born in Ohio, he was admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association in 1859 and practiced law at Cincinnati, Ohio. At the start of the Civil War, he was commissioned a Captain and commander of Company D, 13th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and fought at the September 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry. He was wounded at the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh and after recovering was commissioned Colonel and commander of the 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He would go on to commanded a brigade in Kentucky, Tennessee and from August 1864, until the end of the war was on duty with the Memphis Freedman's Bureau. On November 9, 1865, for "gallant and meritorious services", he was brevetted Brigadier and Major General, US Volunteers. After the war, served in the United States Regular Army, retiring as a Major in 1870. He then was editor of the Urbana, Ohio, "Union Paper" and a Professor of Military Science to many state military institutes. He was one of the founders of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Venetia Reynolds Runkle (1837 - 1920)
  Lalla M McMicken Runkle (1848 - 1923)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Site 240
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 13, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12982
Benjamin Piatt Runkle
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Benjamin Piatt Runkle
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Benjamin Piatt Runkle
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 28, 2016

- Judy K. Roberts
 Added: Jan. 25, 2016

- Mary Lou McCormick
 Added: Sep. 16, 2015
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