(1836 - 1901)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company H, 2nd Mississippi Infantry on 1 March 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was listed as deserting to the enemy on 7 January 1865.
References & notes
His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance posted by George Seitz.
He married Nancy Catherine Medford (1842-1880) in December 1865 and they had 4 children together. His brother Miles Jefferson Bennett, Jr (1840-1911) was in the same Company and served through the War.
09/27/1836; Laurens County, SC
03/02/1901 Tippah County, MS; burial in Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Chalybeate, MS