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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

David Nevil Bennett

(1843 - 1914)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, from Anson County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 14th North Carolina Infantry on 22 July 1861 at Camp Ellis, VA. He was prooted to Sergeant on 18 October 1861, and to Ordnance Sergeant of the Regiment on 25 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Regiment on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He voluntarily returned to the ranks as a Private on 1 May 1864. He was wounded in action at Charles Town, VA (now WV) on about 2 August 1864. He transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 15 February 1865.

After the War

He was a farmer, merchant, and Militia Captain. He was a State legislator (1883-88), and director of the State Penitentiary system for 3 years (1894-97).

References & notes

Biographical information and his presence in Maryland from the Military History1. Service dates from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His middle name also seen as Neville.

Birth

08/20/1843; Chesterfield County, SC

Death

12/08/1914 Norwood, NC; burial in Norwood Cemetery, Norwood, NC

Notes

1   Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 4, pp. 379, 380  [AotW citation 10094]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 19191]