|Birth||Jan. 10, 1842|
|Death||April 6, 1932|
|Cemetery||Hiawatha (Dundy Co)|
|Unit||80th Ohio Infantry, Company I|
Private David Benson
Company I, 80th Ohio Infantry
Benson was born on January 10, 1842. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on October 14, 1862. Benson served 9 months with the unit. He was discharged on July 14, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The 80th Ohio Infantry was organized at Canal Dover, Ohio between October 1861 and February 1862. During Benson’s enlistment the unit was involved in several major battles. Some of them include:
Battle of Iuka (MS) (September 19, 1862).
Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862). Regimental losses were 7 killed, 24 wounded, and 9 were captured.
Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863).
Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 6-July 4, 1863).
Benson died on April 6, 1932 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Hiawatha Cemetery in Dundy County, Nebraska. He was one of the last members of the Sackett Post (#285) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Haigler, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Champion Post (#301) of the GAR in Imperial, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.