Cresse

Benjamin F. Cresse

[1845-1929]

87 years ago today marks the death of Bob’s  Great (x2) Paternal GrandfatherBenjamin F. Cresse.

Born in February 1845 in Indiana, Benjamin was a Private in the 22nd Light Artillery Battery out of Indiana during the Civil War starting in October of 1863 at the age of 18.

(Not Benjamin's actual group) - 20th Indiana Battery(Not Benjamin’s actual group) – 20th Indiana Battery

  • Point Burnside, Ky until May 1864 (ordered to join Army of the Ohio).
  • Atlanta Campaign June 29-September 8 1864.
    • Nickajack Creek July 2–5.
    • Chattahoochie River July 5–17.
    • Decatur July 19 1864.
    • Howard House July 20 1864.
    • Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
    • Utoy Creek August 5–7.
    • Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25–30.
    • Lovejoy’s Station September 2–6.
  • Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1–26.
    • Nashville Campaign November–December.
    • Battle of Franklin November 30.
    • Battle of Nashville December 15–16.
    • Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17–28.
  • At Clifton, Tenn., until January 16, 1865.
  • Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26.Carolinas_Campaign
    • Kinston and Goldsboro March 6–21.
    • Battle of Wyse Fork March 8–10.
    • Occupation of Kinston March 14.
    • Occupation of Goldsboro March 21.
    • Advance on Raleigh April 10–14.
    • Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
    • Bennett’s House April 26.
    • Surrender of Johnston and his army.
    • Duty in North Carolina until June. Ordered to Indianapolis.
  • Mustered out July 7 1865

Married Ruth (Wilburn?) [1851-1891] and had one daughter – Stella A Cresse Nethercutt [1872-1970].

Mr. Benjamin Cresse, 84, died at his home in Burnettsville, this Monday morning, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Stella Nethercutt.

The funeral service will held from the home Wednesday, afternoon at 2 o’clock, with burial in Davis cemetery, near Burnettsville.

THE LOGANSPORT PRESS – TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1929

Benjamin is buried in Davis Cemetery in Cass County, Indiana.  His WikiTree entry can be found at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cresse-15