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Pvt Alderson Bennett

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Pvt Alderson Bennett

  • Birth 25 May 1848 Boone County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 19 Apr 1865 Shiloh Battlefield, Hardin County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Shiloh, Hardin County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot H 2496
  • Memorial ID 9023931

The US National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962 - Alderson G Bennet states he died April 19, 1865 and was initially buried in Mississippi, then interned in Shiloh later. According to Civil War documents he probably died Apr 19, 1862 US, Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960 - Alderson G Bennet a handwritten note of burials of Shiloh shows date of death of 1862 with the 2 overwritten to a 5, making it 1865. Since the Civil War had ended by that date and the Battle of Shiloh took place in 1862, I believe the 1862 date to be the correct date. - ck 10/3/2014

Alderson Bennett actually died on 19 Apr 1865 per a letter to his mother from F. C. Phillips who wrote the letter on the day of the death of Alderson.

Eastport, Miss April 19 / 65

"Mr. Bennett - Dear Sis, I have the painful task this morning of informing you of the - Death - of your son Alderson - he died this morning at 4.O'clock at Brigate Hospital. His disease was complicated - he was taken with Typhoid Fever and afterward his liver was affected becoming inactive which was the cause of his death. So the Dr. says. He had been back to Nashville to the hospital, and had been to the Co., but a few days; he got wet while on the way here. He had not got recruited up full over the campaign last winter -- I am happy to be abel while writing too you these sad new to say to you that your boy was a good soldier, highly respected by his comrads and officers -- I will have a __arl put up at his grave with his name, Co., and Reg. an any information that you may want - that - I can give will be given with pleasure. Wm Bennett. I am very respectfully, Your obedient Servant F. C. Phillips."


Gravesite Details Company H. 11th Indiana Cavalry.

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  • Maintained by: Lee Drew
  • Originally Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 1 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9023931
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Alderson Bennett (25 May 1848–19 Apr 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9023931, citing Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh, Hardin County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Lee Drew (contributor 18885944) .