George D. Bennett

George D. Bennett was a resident of Mansfield on August 19, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged June 8, 1865.

The descriptive muster roll for the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 34 and his occupation as peddler.  His is described as 5’10” tall with a light complexion and light hair and blue eyes.  His marital status is married.

He was born about 1828 and in the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 32 year old peddler and living in the household of his brother, Theodore Bennett. Theodore also enlisted in Co. D; both are sons of William and Harriet (Dunham) Bennett. A third brother, Seth D. Bennett served in Co. B of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. George married Mary E. Hall between 1860 and 1865. Children include William A. Bennett, born about 1866.

On February 29, 1872, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 172,961 that was granted under certificate No. 239,261. His widow applied for a pension on May 13, 1891.

George D. Bennett died on January 23, 1891 in Willimantic, Connecticut and is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mansfield.

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