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CMOHS.org - Private BENSINGER, WILLIAM, U.S. Army

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BENSINGER, WILLIAM

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company G
Division: 21st Ohio Infantry
Born: 14 January 1840, Wayne County, Ohio
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Hancock County, Ohio
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Place / Date: Georgia, April 1862
 
 


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Citation

One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.