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Benton, Josiah H. Jr.


Age: 19, credited to Bradford, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. H, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 08/04/1843, Addison, VT
Death: 02/06/1917

Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA
Marker/Plot: Section 17
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 17073932


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA

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Col. Josiah H. Benton, lawyer, Civil war veteran, and for the past 22 years a member of the board of the Boston public library trustees, died Tuesday, February 6, at his home, 265 Newbury street, Boston, after an illness of nearly two weeks. Acute heart trouble caused his death.

Mr. Benton was born in Addison, Vt., Aug. 4, 1843. He studied at the Literary and Scientific Institute, New London, N.H., and then attended the Albany Law School, from which he was graduated in 1866. His law course was interrupted for a year by his service in the Civil war with Company H of the Twelfth Vermont Volunteers. He practiced law in Bradford, Vt., and Lancaster, N.H., until 1873, when he went to Boston. In 1869-70 he was private secretary to the governor of New Hampshire, and in 1872, clerk of the lower branch of the New Hampshire Legislature.

Mayor Curley of Boston issued the following statement on the evening after the death of Colonel Benton:

"The city of Boston, in the death of Josiah H. Benton, loses the services of a highly intelligent, faithful and courageous public official. In recognition of his true worth and great service, I have ordered the flags to be placed at half staff on the day the funeral services are to be held."

Source: Middlebury Register, February 9, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.