Wednesday, March 9, 2011

George R. Benedict & John P. Mosley

No. 34. Report of Colonel Samuel J. Crawford, Second Kansas Colored Infantry, of engagement at Jenkins' Ferry.

Fort Smith, Ark., May 20, 1864.

I here accept the opportunity to render justice to two enlisted men attached to my command, viz, Sergt. John P. Mosley and Private George R. Benedict, Thirteenth Kansas Infantry, the former acting as first sergeant Company B, the latter as sergeant-major of my regiment, both of whom were severely wounded near the latter part of the engagement. No need of praise in this respect would sufficiently do justice to their heroic conduct on the field or to their soldierly qualities at all times.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel, Commanding Second Regiment Kansas Colored Infy.

George Rice Benedict.

Birth: Jun. 17, 1832
Death: May 26, 1915, Douglas County, Kansas.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas.

Enlisted in the Thirteenth Kansas Infantry Co. I, September 10, 1862.
Residence Nemala, county Kansas.
Mustered in on September 20, 1862.
Discharged for disability on December 23, 1864.

John P. Mosley.

Birth: Unknown.
Death: Unknown.
Burial: Unknown.

Enlisted in the Thirteenth Kansas Infantry Co. D., August 21, 1862.
Residence Atchison, county Kansas.
Mustered in on September 19, 1862.
Promoted Sergeant.

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