1st.Lt. Franklin A Bennett
Franklin A Bennett name: Bennett, Franklin A
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Rank: 1st.Lt. 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: Co. B, 28th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Cemetery: Oakhill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
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Service: 8/15/1862 - 8/3/1865
Birth: 1840 Vermont
Death: 1903 Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin
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  28th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry1

Organized at Milwaukee and mustered in October 14, 1862. Left State for Columbus, Ky., December 29, thence moved to Helena, Ark., January 5-7, 1863. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 13th Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 13th Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to April, 1864. Post of Pine Bluff, Ark., 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to June, 1865. Dept. of Texas to August, 1865.

SERVICE.-Expedition to Hickman, Ky., December 25-26, 1862. Expedition up White River, Ark., January 11-23, 1863. Yazoo Pass Expedition and operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood February 24-April 5. Duty at Helena till August. Repulse of Holmes' attack on Helena July 4. Steele's Expedition against Little Rock, Ark., August 11-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till October 26. Pursuit of Marmaduke's forces to Rockport October 26-November 1. Moved to Pine Bluff, Ark., November 7 and garrison duty there till November 30, 1863. Expedition to Longview March 27-31, 1864. Actions at Mt. Elba March 28 and 30. Expedition to Mt. Elba April 28-30. Moved to Little Rock November 30, and duty there till February, 1865. Carr's Expedition to Mt. Elba January 22-February 4, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 11-16, thence to Mobile Point, Ala., February 22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely , April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Expedition to Manna Hubba Bluff April 15-26. At McIntosh Bluff till May 9. Moved to Mobile May 9, and duty there till May 31. Moved to New Orleans, La., thence to Brazos Santiago, Texas, May 31-June 6. Moved to Clarksville June 16, and to Brownsville August 3. Mustered out August 23, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 221 Enlisted men by disease. Total 240.

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

 
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