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Brooks, Benjamin Johnson
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 0, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY INF
Service: Co. K, 26th NY INF

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VITALS
Birth: 11/29/1838, New York
Death: 09/27/1916

Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Obituary

AGED VETERAN DIES AT HOME ON GAGE STREET
BENJAMIN J. BROOKS

Benjamin J. Brooks, aged 79, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home on Gage Street Wednesday evening. He was born November 24, 1837, and enlisted on May 21, 1861, in Co. K., 26th N.Y. volunteers. After serving in several battles he was wounded August 30, 1862, and was honorably discharged Dec. the same year.

Mr. Brooks was twice married. He came to Bennington in 1902. He was Post Commander of C. A. Custer Post, and member of the Masonic fraternity, and the local Grange. He is survived by the widow, formerly Miss Madora Cameron, of Thurman, N. Y., and by one daughter, Mrs, L. Bostwick of Sayre, Pa. The funeral services will be held at the residence Saturday at one o'clock. Rev, P. L. Dow will officiate. Interment will be in Park Lawn.

Bennington Banner, September 28, 1916

Courtesy ofDeanna French.