Henry N Benson


BirthSept. 28, 1841
DeathSept. 4, 1930
CemeteryGreenwood (York)
Unit27th New York Infantry, Company C

Private Henry N Benson

Company C, 27th New York Infantry

Benson was born in New York City on September 28, 1841. He enlisted in the regiment on May 2, 1861 at Binghamton, New York. Benson was mustered on May 21, 1861 and served about 2 years. He was discharged on May 31, 1863 at Elmira, New York.

The 27th New York Infantry was organized at Elmira, New York on May 21, 1861. The unit was mustered on June 15, 1861. During Benson’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles. Some of them include:

Battle of Bull Run (VA) (July 21, 1861). Regimental losses were 14 killed, 15 wounded, 30 captured, and 3 reported missing.

Battle of Gaines Hill (VA) (June 27, 1862). Regimental losses were 14 killed, 39 wounded, 11 captured, and 1 reported missing.

Battle of Malvern Hill (VA) (July 1, 1862).

Battle of Antietam (VA) (September 16-17, 1862).

Battle of Fredericksburg (VA) (May 3-4, 1863).

Benson died on September 4, 1930 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in York (York County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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