05 October 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Norman Benedict

Civil War soldier Norman Benedict (1839 - 1862), of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry, was buried in the Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa.

The (Old) National Cemetery at Keokuk was one of the original 12 National Cemeteries designated by the U.S. Congress and established in the Civil War era.

The death of Norman Benedict was found in the "History of Hillsdale County..." (last entry below):

In the 1860 census, Cambria, Hillsdale County, Michigan, Norman Benedict was a farm hand for Wesley Manse.

Norman Benedict's mother (Electa) applied for a pension on April 8, 1870, based upon Norman's military service.

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