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 Stephen Vincent Benet

Stephen Vincent Benet

Birth
Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA
Death 22 Jan 1895 (aged 68)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Site 154
Memorial ID 6131 · View Source
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United States Army Brigadier General. Born in St. Augustine, Florida, he graduated third in his class from the United States Military Academy on July 1, 1849. He was noted in US Military history for his progressive development of cartridge cases and primer design, which contributed greatly to the early success of the Gatling gun and other manually operated machine guns. In 1874, he was appointed the eighth US Army Chief of Ordnance, a position which he held until he retired as a Brigadier General on January 22, 1891. He also wrote a book on electro-ballistic machines and well-known poet Stephen Vincent Benet, was his grandson. In 1970, he was posthumously inducted into the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6131
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Vincent Benet (22 Jan 1827–22 Jan 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6131, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .