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 Thomas Hart Benton, Jr

Thomas Hart Benton, Jr

Birth
Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 10 Apr 1879 (aged 62)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 52900582 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. The nephew and namesake of powerful 19th century Senator Thomas Hart Benton, he had been an educator before the Civil War, serving as Iowa State Superintendent of Public Instruction. When the war began, he served as Colonel and commander of rhe 29th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was appointed military governor of Little Rock, Arkansas, where set up his headquarters at the home of a Confederate general Albert Pike, preventing the destruction of Pike's famous library. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on December 15, 1864.

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  • Originally Created by: Art Loux
  • Added: 27 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52900582
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Hart Benton, Jr (5 Sep 1816–10 Apr 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52900582, citing Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .