Oscar Monroe BENSON

Born: 3 Oct 1838, Georgia
Died: 10 Mar 1906, Milton County, Georgia
Spouse: Mary Catherine Harris
Buried: Sharon Baptist Cemetery, Forsyth County, Georgia
Unit: Co. H, 16th Georgia Infantry (Pvt.)
          Co. E, 3rd Georgia Sharpshooters (2nd Sgt.)
Joined: 11 Aug 1861, Gwinnett County, Georgia
              Apr 1863
Father: Willis Benson
Mother: Mahulda Kile
Comments:Transferred from the 16th Georgia Infantry to the 3rd Georgia Sharpshooters in April 1863.
Captured Front Royal, Virginia, 16 Aug 1864.
POW in Washington, DC, 21 Aug 1864.
POW in Elmira, New York 29 Aug 1864 until the end of the war.
Paroled 14 Mar 1865, sent to James River for Exchange.

1850 Census: Forsyth County, Georgia, page 178B
1860 Census: Gwinnett County, Georgia, page 645
1870 Census: Gwinnett County, Georgia, page 107B
1880 Census: Gwinnett County, Georgia, page 395
1900 Census: Big Creek District, Forsyth County, Georgia, page 10B

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