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Sgt David Reath Bender

Sgt David Reath Bender

Birth
Morrow County, Ohio, USA
Death 28 Jul 1904 (aged 62)
Butler, Richland County, Ohio, USA
Burial Richland County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 77748988 · View Source
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DAVID R. BENDER was born in Morrow County, November 3, and departed this life July, aged ___.

He is the son of George and Elizabeth Bender, and passed his life under parental roof until commencement of the war, when he was among the first to respond to his "countries call" enlisting in Company C, 15th. Regiment, O.V.I., and was gone near four years, Shiloh, Yazoo Pass and Vicksburg being among the battles in which he engaged. He was transferred to the Veteran Corps at Indianapolis and guarded prisoners for a short time, when he was placed on General Hovey's escort. While he responded to the call of his country he did not refuse the call of the Lord Jesus. He enlisted in the army of the Lord Jesus Christ about 28 years ago and united with the Evangelical Church. He remained faithful to the church and his Lord until the Master called him to that rest that remaineth for the children of God. He was of a quiet nature and shining light in the home.

He loved his family lived, cared, and prayed for their happiness and salvation. His departure of this world is deeply felt by his loving and devoted companion, with whom he lived in holy wedlock since September 8, 1868, and his children, Minnie M., Wilber S., Elnora, C. Cookman and Mabel. He is also survived by 2 grandchildren and three sisters, 2 grandchildren preceded him to the spirit world.

In his associations with others he was honest, upright and generous. He was not meddlesome; he went his own way and let others go their way. He made many friends while living in the village of Butler he having served as Post Master from Spring 1897, to the time of his death. He will be greatly missed, not only by his own, but all who knew him.

(Butler Times: 6 August 1904, Vol. XI, No. 51)

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U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about David R. Bender

Name: David R. Bender
Age at enlistment: 19
Enlistment Date: 30 Aug 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Ohio
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company C, Ohio 15th Infantry Regiment on 30 Aug 1861.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 23 Sep 1862.
Mustered out on 5 May 1862.
Enlisted in Company D, Ohio 96th Infantry Regiment on 19 Aug 1862.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 25 Feb 1863.
Mustered out on 15 Jan 1864.
Transferred to Company I, U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps 17th Infantry Regiment on 15 Jan 1864.
Mustered out on 30 Jun 1865 at Indianapolis, IN.
Birth Date: abt 1842
Sources: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio
Roster of the 96th OH Infantry

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Parents: George Bender and Elizabeth Reath Bender


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Veteran of the American Civil War, Company C, 15th Regiment, O.V.I.


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  • Created by: Judy Farst
  • Added: 7 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77748988
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt David Reath Bender (3 Nov 1841–28 Jul 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77748988, citing Independence-Butler Cemetery, Richland County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Judy Farst (contributor 47238119) .