Monday, July 15, 2013

John Bennet

John Bennet, which is sometimes listed as Bennett, is buried in Shook Cemetery in Ottawa County, Ohio. John was a Private in Company G of the 111th Infantry Regiment of Ohio during the Civil War. He was aged 20 years, 5 months, and 11 days at the time of his death.

According to records found in Ancestry Library Edition, John Bennet/Bennett died of disease on April 1, 1863 at Bowling Green, Kentucky. A GAR marker is located beside John's tombstone.

Besides dealing with leaving home, seeing and hearing the horrors of war, illness was also quite common among the troops. This website tells of medical care during the Civil War.

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