|Birth||Nov. 6, 1848|
|Death||Aug. 4, 1937|
|Unit||128th Indiana Infantry, Company F|
Private George W Benjamin
Company F, 128th Indiana Infantry
George Washington Benjamin was born in Sitka (White County), Indiana on November 6, 1848. He was residing in Monticello (White County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered on March 7, 1864. Benjamin served about 25 months. He was discharged on April 10, 1866.
The 128th Indiana Infantry was organized at Michigan City, Indiana between December 15, 1863 and March 7, 1864. The unit was mustered in on March 18, 1864. The unit was involved in several major battles and military campaigns. Some of them include:
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Operations against General Hood (GA/AL) (September 29-November 3, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (March 1-April 26, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Benjamin died on August 4, 1937 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Trenton Cemetery in Trenton (Hitchcock County), Nebraska. Benjamin was a member of the Barnes Post (#207) of the Grand Army of the Republic in McCook, Nebraska.
Doc – Benjamin(128IND).doc
Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.