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1st Lt. Alonzo E. Bennett

Born: June 16, 1833
Died: May 28, 1867 at Delano, Pa
Buried: Mauch Chunk Cemetery, Jim Thorpe, Pa
Occupation: Painter, Time Keeper for Lehigh Valley Railroad
Wife: Isabella Bayne b. 1840, d. 4/1/23; Married on 5/16/59 at Eckley, Pa
Children: Eugene b. 8/25/65, d. 1/27/23; Rebecca b. 8/29/67, d. 5/26/86
Residence: Easton, Eckley, Mauch Chunk, Delano
Height: 5'11.5"
Weight: ?
Hair: Sandy
Eyes: Brown
Complexion: Fair
Service: Enlisted: 9/24/61 at Eckley, Pa at age 28.
Discharged: 7/20/66 at Springfield, IL.
Rank: Promoted from 1st Sergeant to 1st Lt. on 7/13/63. Promoted to Captain retroactively.
Pension: Application # 114.974; Widow's Application # 162.338, Cert. # 164.827
Other: Left arm was amputated after nearly being carried off by a solid shot artillery round at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was commanding the Co. K at the time. Transferred to the Veteran's Reserve Corps on 10/12/63. Was 1st Lt. in 4th Regt. VRC. Was at Rock Island and then Springfield, IL until muster out. Son Eugene was declared insane and committed to State Hospital in Danville, Pa and was transferred to Wernersville, Pa in 1894. Pension affidavits for Bennett were given by 81st men: Dr. John Houston, Lt. Col. William Wilson, and Lt. John Brelsford.

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