Wednesday, April 24, 2013

John T. Bengough, 12th., West Virginia Infantry.

John T. Bengough, was born about 1837 in England was living in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania in 1860.  He enlisted in the 12th., West Virginia Infantry, Co. F.,, in 1862, Age 26. He was killed in 1863.  The records state that his widow put in for his pension.

The following came from the 12th. West Virginia Regimental History. 

Author Note.  His name is spelled Bengough, although here its spelled Beugaugh and Beugough.

In front of this battery off to the southwest the Johnnys were behind a stone wall. Our artillery did some very accurate shooting, knocking several holes in the wall behind which the Johnnys were, causing them, when the wall was struck, to scatter in a lively manner, and thus affording for the time being, at least, great sport for our boys, though they were quite worn out from want of sleep, having had little or none the night before. Occasional shots from the enemy reached this battery. It was one of these that struck and killed Lieut. Beugough of Company F, who was lying sleeping at the time, being overcome by want of sleep.

Lieut. John T. Bengough, of Company F, was killed in the battle of Winchester on Sunday, June 14th, 1863. Shortly after this his widow in company with another lady, went to Winchester to recover the body. The two women were arrested as spies.

Authors Note.  You can read their story by reading the History of the Twelfth West Virginia Infantry, by William Newitt.  This book can be found and read on line.

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