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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 32° 28.633′ N, 84° 58.967′ 
Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
2. Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning Marker
W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and 7th Avenue. The marker is located in Linwood Cemetery, at almost the exact center of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other 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). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
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.
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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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 3, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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