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R.Y. Bennett

R.Y. Bennett

Confederate (CSV)


Richard Young Bennett

(1836 - 1901)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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