Opening in 2027! Read our Latest News

Iredell Cavalry Officer Saw Action

by | Dec 8, 2015 | Burke, Confederate affiliation

My great-great-grandfather, Hugh Caldwell Bennett (14 Dec. 1832 – 3 March 1907), was the son of George Stepto Bennett and Elizabeth Newland Bennett of Iredell County, N.C. He enlisted in Company F, North Carolina 3rd Cavalry Regiment as a corporal on 07 Oct. 1861 and was promoted to full 1st Lieutenant on 13 May 1862. His regiment was sent to Virginia and incorporated into the command of Maj. Gen. W.H. Fitzhugh Lee’s Cavalry Division. On 1 June 1864, while in charge of a scouting expedition, he was wounded. He was sent to the Confederate State Hospital at Petersburg. He had a furlough lasting until 12 Sept. 1864 and returned to duty until the end of the war. After the war, he took up his life farming, operating country stores, saw-milling and tanning. He married Nancy Caroline Baxter and they had 11 children. Source: The Bennett Heritage 1978 by Benjamin Hugh Bennett, Vernie Bennett, Ivarea Flack, Mary Allen Bennett.

Browse By County

Latest News

  • 2023 Year End Update

    Dear Friends of the History Center: We are most grateful for all you are doing to help us with this worthy project! This has been a year of successes, beginning with 2022’s GivingTuesday programs and ending with this year’s. We were very excited that the Cumberland Community Foundation (CCF) generously …Read More »
  • November 2022 Year End Update

    Dear Friends: We are pleased to announce officially our new name—The NC History Center on the Civil War, Emancipation & Reconstruction—and that we have secured the necessary funding from Cumberland County and the City of Fayetteville to almost complete our fundraising effort from public sources! We’re very grateful to the …Read More »
  • Media Advisory: October 3, 2022

    The NC History Center On The Civil War, Emancipation & Reconstruction in Fayetteville is bringing an open house of sorts to two Fayetteville-area churches in October. The Center will have panels that will outline the plans that historians and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources have made …Read More »

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This