David N. Bennett(c. 1845 - )
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private at age 16 in 1861 in the Anson Guards, who were later Company C of the 14th North Carolina Infantry. He was elected Sergeant in 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in action with his Company on the Maryland Campaign.
The remainder of the War:
He was appointed Ordnance Sergeant in 1863, but voluntarily returned to the ranks as a Private after 5 months in that post. He was wounded in the hip in action near Charleston in 1864.
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.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical information and his presence in Maryland from the Military History1.
|Place of Birth: Chesterfield County, NC |
1 Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 4, pp. 379, 380 [AotW citation 10094]
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