{⋆★⋆} BG Benton, Samuel Hart

Samuel Hart Benton Sr.

Brig. General Benton.jpg

Born: October 18, 1820

Birth Place: Williamson County, Tennessee

Father: Samuel Benton 1785 – 1846

Mother: Mary 1785 – 1850

Wife: Rowena G. Knox 1824 – 1891
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi)​


Samuel Hart Benton Jr. 1861 – 1903​
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi)​
Willie Benton 1864 -​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Holly Springs, Mississippi​
Newspaper Publisher in Holly Springs, Mississippi​
1852: Mississippi State Representative​
1855: Member of the Union Convention​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Mississippi State Secession Convention​
1861: Captain in the 9th Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in Mobile, Alabama & Pensacola, Florida
1861 – 1864: Colonel of 34th Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky​
1863: Participated at the Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee​
1864: Served as Brigade Commander during Battle of Resaca​
1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Severely Wounded during the Battle of Atlanta, Georgia​

July 28, 1864

Place of Death: Griffin, Georgia

Cause of Death: Due to amputation of his foot

Age at time of Death: 43 years old

Burial Place: Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi

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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
He was actually still a colonel when he was mortally wounded, his commission as brigadier came in 4 days after his wounding.