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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
1. Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning Marker
Inscription. Born in Columbia County, Georgia, on April 2, 1814, Henry L. Benning attended Franklin College prior to practicing law in Columbus. As a local attorney and state Supreme Court Judge, Benning played an active role in Georgia’s secession in 1861. Entering the Civil War as Colonel of the 17th Georgia Infantry Regiment, he eventually became a brigadier general. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness but continued his leadership of “Benning’s Brigade” until the surrender at Appomattox. After the war, Benning returned to Columbus and resumed his law practice. He died on July 10, 1875. Fort Benning is named in his honor.
 
Erected 2012 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Lizzie Rutherford Chapter 60, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 28.633′ N, 84° 58.967′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and 7th Avenue. Click for map. The marker is located in Linwood Cemetery, at almost the exact center of the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
2. Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Linwood Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Dead (about 500 feet away); Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Colored Department of the City Hospital / Doctors and Nurses (about 600 feet away); This Gun (about 600 feet away); Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Last Land Battle in War of 1861-65 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tyler Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Henry L. Benning. Galileo, the Digital Library of Georgia, has a full biography of General Benning here: (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
3. Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning Marker
Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning Marker and His Grave image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
4. Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning Marker and His Grave
Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning Marker and the Benning Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
5. Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning Marker and the Benning Family Plot
Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
6. Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning
Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning's Grave image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
7. Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning's Grave
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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