S. H. Benson

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S. H. Benson
Co. G. 20. Ala. Inf.
Died Sept. 10, 1909
Aged 73 yrs.
Full Name: S. H. Benson
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:A  Number:9
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1836 
Died: September 10, 1909 
Burial Date:  
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Alabama 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Tennessee 
Came To Texas: Single 
Residence: 1865 
Admitted To Home: Houston, Texas 
Religion: Malaria 
Brigade: Pettus's 
Regiment: 20th Alabam Inf. 

BENSON, S.H. (1836 ~ 1909). Confederate veteran S.H. Benson was born in 1836 in Alabama.

During the Civil War Benson served in Company G, 20th Alabama Infantry, Pettus' Brigade. E.W. Pettus later became a United States Senator. The 20th fought at Port Gibson and Vicksburg.

The 20th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Montgomery on September 16, 1861. It was surrendered at Salisbury in 1865. The 20th suffered heavy casualties during the War, particularly at Kennesaw and Nashville, according to a history of the unit done at Tarleton Sate University.

Benson moved to Texas in 1865 and lived in Houston, Harris County where he was a member of the Methodist Church. He was a single farmer who suffered from malaria when he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on July 28, 1908.

He died at the home on September 10, 1909 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.

Benson's biographical information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials and unit information taken from http://www.tarleton.edu/~KJones/tracy.html.

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