Captain Henry Benson, died of wounds, August 11, 1862

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Captain Henry Benson of Belleville, N.J., died in 1862 from wounds received in the Seven Days Battles at Malvern Hill, Va.

July 1, 1862, was the sixth and last of the Seven Days’ Battles. On that day, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched a series of disjointed assaults on the nearly impregnable Union position on Malvern Hill.

Capt. Benson is buried in a family plot at the Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, Belleville.

Sources: American Civil War.com; Belleville: 150th-Anniversary Historical Highlights 1839-1989 by Robert B. Burnett and the Belleville 150th-Anniversary Committee Belleville, New Jersey. 1991

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