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John Jacob Benepe Papers, 1874-1903

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Benepe, John Jacob, 1841-1895
Title
John Jacob Benepe Papers
Dates
1874-1903
Quantity
circa 10 items
Collection Number
Collection 866, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The John Jacob Benepe Papers include documents from his Grand Army of the Republic membership; reminiscences describing his experiences during the siege of Vicksburg; Benepe's 1892 invalid pension and supporting affidavit from Captain Daniel K. Hall, Company G, 41st Illinois Infantry; three legal documents pertaining to Benepe's wife, daughter, and mother.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Additional Reference Guides

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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Jacob Benepe was a farmer from Christian County, Illinois. Born in New Philadelphia, Ohio on January 30, 1841, Benepe moved to Illinois sometime prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, while his brother, Frank L. Benepe, settled in Bozeman, Montana Territory. On July 26, 1861, John enlisted in Company G, Forty-First Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He served exclusively in the war's western theater, taking part in the campaigns of Forts Donaldson and Henry, the advance on Corinth, Mississippi, and the siege of Vicksburg. He was wounded in the shoulder at Jackson, Mississippi on July 12, 1863, but recovered to participate in the Red River campaign before his enlistment ran out. After the war he resumed farming at Assumption, Illinois where he became active in the local Grand Army of the Republic post and occasionally published war reminiscences under the pen name "The Little Mexican." John Benepe died on November 11, 1895.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The John Jacob Benepe papers include two documents from his Grand Army of the Republic membership; two reminiscences, one of which describes his experiences during the siege of Vicksburg; Benepe's 1892 invalid pension and supporting affidavit from Captain Daniel K. Hall, Company G, 41st Illinois Infantry; three legal documents pertaining to Benepe's wife, daughter, and mother.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top