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Conflict Period:
Civil War (Confederate) 1
Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Birth:
25 Nov 1840 2
Death:
10 Jun 1863 2
Vicksburg, Mississippi 2
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3rd LA Battle Flag
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Pelican Rifles at the Pentagon Barracks in Baton Rouge.
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Pelican Rifles Military Buttons
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3rd LA Redan. Battle of Vicksburg
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The 3rd Louisiana Infantry, received over 100 of these rifles in 1861, and armed at least one flank company with them.
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In 1866, William H. Tunnard produced a history of the 3rd Louisiana Infantry Regiment in which L.J Benton and J. E. Benton served. The book is available free on-line at http://archive.org/details/southernrecord00tunnrich.
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Newspaper article remembering the deaths of Lafayette and his brother.
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Scrap of paper found in Lafayette's father's old chest.
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Pelican Rifles March
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Pelican Rifles March
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Pelican Rifles March
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Pelican Rifles March
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Pelican Rifles Mess Song
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Page from the book A Southern Record by William H. Tunnard.
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Page from the book A Southern Record by William H. Tunnard.
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U.S.Confederate Army Casualty Lists and Reports 1861-1865 For LJ and EJ Benton.jpg
U.S.Confederate Army Casualty Lists and Reports 1861-1865 For LJ and EJ Benton.jpg

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Full Name:
Edwin Josiah 2
Full Name:
E J Benton 1
Birth:
25 Nov 1840 2
Death:
10 Jun 1863 2
Vicksburg, Mississippi 2
Cause: killed from a head wound in the Battle of Vicksburg. Another record states that he died June 30th. 2
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Civil War (Confederate) 1

Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Enlistment Date:
Benton, E. J., Pvt. Co. K. 3rd La. Infty. En. May 17th, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present on Roll to June, 1861. Hospl. Attendant Sept. and Oct., 1861. Present on Rolls May, 1862, to Feb., 1863. 3
Enlistment Date:
1863 1
Military Unit:
Third Infantry 1
State:
Louisiana 1
Unit:
Third Regiment, Co K. La. Pelican Rifles 2

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Edwin and his brother Lafayette fought side by side in the Third Regiment, Co. K. La. Pelican Rifles. He died from a head wound in the Battle of Vicksburg on 6-10-1863. Benton, E. J.,Pvt. Co. K. 3rd La. Infty. En. May 17th, 1861, New Orleans, La.

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