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George D. Bennett

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.

Theodore F. Bennett

Theodore F. Bennett

Theodore F. Bennett was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was killed in action June 3, 1864 in Cold Harbor, Virginia. 

The following account of his death is from the 1864 diary of Alfred P. Hanks, a fellow soldier of Co. D:

 

While lying down in the line looking towards the enemy, T. F. Bennett, who lay side of his brother was hit by a Ball… He made no move only to straighten his body & was dead, without uttering a sound.

The Diary of Alfred Hanks, June 3, 1864

The descriptive muster roll for the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 33 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’9” tall with a fair complexion and red hair and dark eyes.  His marital status is married.

He was born on December 25, 1829 in Mansfield. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 31 year old farmer and the head of household. His wife, Lucina, 24 and brother, George D.  Bennett, 32 are also living in the household. George 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.  Theodore married Lucina Dunham on March 20, 1854 in Mansfield. They had no children.

His young widow, Lucina, filed for a widow’s pension on September 19, 1864, No. 35,552 that was granted under certificate No. 45,117. According to the list of pensioners on the roll in 1883, she was receiving a widow’s pension of $8 per month that commenced in April, 1865.

Theodore F. Bennett is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mansfield.

George W. French

George W. French

George W. French was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Corporal in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was promoted August 31, 1863 to Sergeant. 

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 22 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’7” tall with a light complexion and light hair and blue eyes.  His marital status is married. 

On November 27, 1864, he was transferred by promotion to Co. H of the 8th Regiment United States Colored Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant by Major General Benjamin Butler. He was promoted again to 1st Lieutenant on March 5, 1865 by Major General Ord. He was mustered out at Brownsville, Texas on November 10, 1865. 

On December 9, 1865, he appeared before an alderman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and testified that he had never received any pay or traveling expenses for his service in the 8th Regiment United States Colored Infantry.

George W. French was born August 4, 1840 in Mansfield to James H. and Mary (Lamphear) French. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 19 year old farm laborer in the household of Nathan F. Palmer. George W. French married Harriet M. Dunham on August 6, 1862 in Mansfield, five days before he enlisted in the army. They had one daughter, Annie L. French, born about 1869. After the Civil War, he returned to Mansfield where he was a farmer and a butcher. 

On August 11, 1882, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 458,205 that was granted under certificate No. 522,804.

George W. French died on January 17, 1918 in Mansfield Center and is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mansfield.

Ebenezer Hutchins

Ebenezer Hutchins

Ebenezer Hutchins enlisted in Linden, New York on September 20, 1861 as a Private in Co. A of the 9th Regiment New York Cavalry; he was mustered out April 7, 1862 at Washington, D. C.

He was born about 1832 in Windham, Connecticut, probably to James and Lucretia (Jennings) Hutchins. In the1860 U.S. census in Hampton, he is a 28 year old farm laborer in the household of James Hutchins. George Hutchins, a probable brother is a 15 year old in the same household; he served in the Civil War in the 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. Ebenezer Hutchins married Jane E. Hibbard about 1870 and moved to the province of Ontario in Canada before the 1871 Canadian National Census. He is enumerated in Lake Vernon, Muskoka in Ontario. Lucretia Hutchins, his widowed mother, is living in the previous household that is headed by his brother George Hutchins. Children include: Unine (Eunice?) E. Hutchins, born about 1866 and Louisa Jane Hutchins, born March 17, 1872. Ebenezer was a farmer and is not found in the 1880 United States or the 1881 Canadian censuses. He had moved from Canada to Mansfield, Connecticut between 1873 and 1893.

On March 26, 1863, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 15,387 that was granted under certificate No. 474,130.

Ebenezer Hutchins died on February 7, 1893 in Mansfield and he is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mansfield.

George A. Hutchins

George A. Hutchins

George A. Hutchins was a resident of Hampton, Connecticut on June 2, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was transferred to Co. B, 14th Regiment Veterans Reserve Corp. on June 1, 1863 and discharged June 26, 1865.

He was born June 5, 1845 in Windham, Connecticut to James and Lucretia (Jennings) Hutchins. In the 1860 U.S. census in Hampton, he is a 15 year old in the household of James Hutchins. Ebenezer Hutchins, a probable brother is a 28 year old farm laborer in the same household; he served in the Civil War in the 9th New York Cavalry. George Hutchins married Elizabeth Mariah Galvin ? about 1868 and moved to the province of Ontario in Canada before the 1871 Canadian National Census. He is enumerated in Lake Vernon, Muskoka in Ontario. Lucretia, his widowed mother, is living in his household and his brother, Ebenezer heads the following household. In the 1881 Canadian National Census, George is a farmer residing in Proudfoot & Chaffey & Bethune & Perry, Muskoka, Ontario. Children include: George B. Hutchins, born about 1869; Charles E. Hutchins, born August 27, 1871; Harry Gilbert Hutchins, born March 4, 1873; Etty T.F.S. Hutchins born September 20, 1874; Louisa E. Hutchins, born about 1877 and George W. Hutchins, born about 1879.

On September 27, 1887, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 621,832 that was granted under certificate No. 542,954.

George A. Hutchins died on July 15, 1908 in Mansfield and the death record stated that he was a resident of Huntsville, Ontario, Canada; he is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mansfield.

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