Saturday, November 10, 2012

Colonel Lewis Benedict.

Lewis Benedict.

Birth: Sep. 2, 1817.
Death: Apr. 9, 1864.

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 162nd New York Volunteer Infantry. He was captured at Williamsburg, spent months in various Confederate prisons, led attack on Port Hudson, and was killed at Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. Before the War he was an Albany City Attorney and a New York State Assemblyman. Wife:Susan Stafford Benedict (1791 - 1869.) Burial:Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York.

BENEDICT, LEWIS.—Age, 45 years. Enrolled, September 9, 1862, at New York city, to serve three years; mustered in as colonel, October 18, 1862; killed in action, April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.; prior service as lieutenant-colonel, Seventy-third Infantry. Commissioned colonel, December 3, 1862, with rank from: September 9, 1862, original.

Benedict, Lewis, colonel; age, 45; enrolled Sept. 12, 1862, at New York; mustered ia Oct. 18, 1862, at New York, for 3 yrs. or war. 1862: Oct.,- present; commissioned Sept. 9, 1862, and ordered by Gov. Morgan to Riker's Island to organize a regiment; remained there until mustered into the service of the United States ; Dec., present, * * * commissioned Sept. 9, 1862, by Gov. Morgan, of New York, and ordered by him to superintend the formation, assembling, and command of the cos. of this regt. at the general rendezvous; claims, as due him, pay from date of commission to Oct. 18, '62; * * * last paid Nov. 9, '62, by Major Thos. B. Oakley, paymaster ; paid from Oct. 18, '62, to Oct. 31, '62, but Paymaster Oakley calculated that period at, and paid * * * for only,"l3 days; there is one day's pay due on last muster. 1863: Feb., present; * * * Major Usher paid Col. Benedict for that day (Oct.), sick in quarters on muster day ; Apr., last paid to Mar. 31, '63, absent on sick leave ; * * * June, last paid to Mar. 31, '63, absent; comdg. 2nd Brig., 2ud Div., 19 A. C. * * * Aug.,
absent; comdg. 1st Brig., 3rd Div., 19 A. C; * * * Oc*,, last paid not known; absent, comdg. Ist Brig., 3rd Div., 19 A. C; Dec, same remark, 1864; absent, detached service, comdg. 3rd Brig., 1st Div.; Apr., last paid to Dec. 31, '63; killed at the battle of Pleasant Hill, Apr. 9, 1864. M. O. roll of F. S. : killed in action, Apr. 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La., while in commaniof 3d Brig., Ist Div., 19 A. C.

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