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Maj Benjamin Brinker

Maj Benjamin Brinker

Birth
Royal City, Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Death 17 Nov 1896 (aged 70–71)
Silver Cliff, Custer County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 8798075 · View Source
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Confederate officer. Was a farmer in Frederick County, Virginia in 1860 with a wife and three children. At that time his parents, George and Elizabeth Brinker were also living with him. In August 1861 he enlisted in Co. D, 51st Virginia Militia serving in General Floyd's brigade in Tennessee. Inducted into Captain Cutshaw's company of the Virgina Light Artillery as a 1st Lieutenant. Eventually assigned to Co. A, 3rd Virgina Heavy Artillery Division. Particpated in battles at Fort Donelson, Carnifax Ferry, the Knoxville campaign and conflicts in the Shenandoah Valley. Served as post inspector and muster officer. Mustered out April 15, 1865 with the rank of Major.

After his military service Brinker became a grocer in the town of Silver Cliff, Colorado.


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  • Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 18 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8798075
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Benjamin Brinker (1825–17 Nov 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8798075, citing Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Fred Beisser (contributor 46555840) .