BUST VIEW INK SIGNED CDV OF GETTYSBURG RESIDENT JOHN E. BENNER - 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY & FATHER OF 18

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Item Code: 945-129

Image is a straight on bust view of Private John Benner of Gettysburg.

Benner wears the signature dark double piped shell jacket of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Bottom of the image has a period ink inscription of "J. B. BENNER COMPANY E 15th P.V. CAV."

Image is clear with fair contrast. Paper and mount have light surface dirt from age.

Reverse is blank.

John Eden Benner was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania on January 22, 1841. He enlisted as a Private in Company E, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry at Gettysburg on August 22, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on June 6, 1865 and was mustered out on June 21, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.

After the war Benner returned to Gettysburg where he married Mary E. Hartzell on December 9, 1869 and father nine children. In 1873 John moved his large family to Abilene, Kansas but lost his wife Mary in January of 1884. The following November he married Janet Clark and fathered another nine children. Drought forced him to leave Kansas and he moved the family to Spokane, Washington where he died on September 27, 1916 and is buried there in Fairmount Memorial Park. [ad]

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