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Henry L. Benning

Date of Birth:      April 2, 1814
Hometown:         Columbia County, GA
Education:           University of Georgia
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     July 10, 1875
Place of Death:    Columbus, GA
Buried At:           Columbus, GA

Major Battles:        Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Overland Campaign, Appomattox Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Benning, would study law, at the University of Georgia, and practiced law in Columbus, GA.  Prior to the Civil War, he would serve six years, as an associate justice, on the Georgia Supreme Court.  With the outbreak, of hostilities, this politician would become colonel of the 17th Georgia Infantry.  He would serve, in this rank, and subsequently, as brigadier general, in John Bell Hood's Division, which was part of James Longstreet's 1st Corps.  He would serve, and bravely lead, his brigade through many of the major battles, in the eastern corridor, from Second Manassas, through the surrender at Appomattox Court House.  After the war, Benning would return to his law practice, in Columbus, GA.

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