Benjamin F. Cresse
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.
- 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.
- 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