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 Benjamin James Hawthorne

Benjamin James Hawthorne

Birth
Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA
Death 3 Feb 1928 (aged 90)
Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Burial Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 19229036 · View Source
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Benjamin J. Hawthorne fought throughout the war with the 38th Regiment, Virginia Volunteer Infantry. He was on the staff of Gen. Lewis Armistead and was badly wounded in Pickett's charge during the battle of Gettysburg. He surrendered with what was left of Lee's forces at Appomattox and walked 100 miles home.

After teaching at various southern colleges, he was invited to join the faculty at Corvallis College where he taught languages, literature, and many courses in the department of horticulture. In 1884, he accepted a position at the University of Oregon and founded the department of psychology. He taught over 30 different courses during his 45-year academic career.


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  • Created by: Randy Fletcher
  • Added: 4 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19229036
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin James Hawthorne (Jun 1837–3 Feb 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19229036, citing Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Randy Fletcher (contributor 46798805) .