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Lieut Benjamin Bates
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Birth: 1839
Death: Mar., 1883

Company B of the 15th Virginia Infantry - CSA
There is no marker for him in the plot with his name on it. Records indicate he is in there.

In the regimental history of the 15th Virginia, there is information that relates that on February 19th, 1863, the unit was moving through Richmond and spent that night in Manchester. It seems that night Ben Bates was the guard at Mayo's bridge. The one boys would have to cross to spend the night at home, with long missed loved ones. The story goes that Ben looked the other way plenty that night. Including when a wagon full of "blankets" was allowed to cross. 
Family links: 
  Micajah Bates (1797 - 1861)
  Benjamin Bates (1839 - 1883)
  Samuel Edward Bates (1841 - 1901)*
  Hugh B Bates (1849 - 1891)*
  Frank Tyree Bates (1851 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section F Lot 47
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Oct 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43359653
Lieut Benjamin Bates
Added by: George Seitz
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- Nella Jean
 Added: Aug. 19, 2013
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Jul. 26, 2013
Rest In Peace
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 Added: Jul. 22, 2013
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