Bennett, Thomas B

Rank: Private

Unit: E Trp, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: November 2, 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 21 yrs 11 mos.

Date of birth: 1876

Hometown: Harrison, Indiana

Occupation prior to enlistment: Student

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 15 November 1899

Age at death: 22 or 23

Cause of death: Typhoid fever

Location of fatality: Santa Clara, Cuba

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Place of internment: New Amsterdam Cemetery in New Amsterdam, Indiana

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Note: He stood 5’8¼” with blue eyes, dark brown hair, and ruddy complexion.