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Name:William George Bennett
Affiliation:Class of 1866
Biography & Genealogy:William George Bennett, Class of 1866. New Market Cadet. Father- Jonathan M. Bennett; Mother- Margaret Jackson Pat. Grandfather- William Bennett Mat. Grandfather- Capt. George W. Jackson (No information on either grandmother) Married- Alice Brannon, daughter of Judge John Brannon (m. March 28, 1872) Children- 1- John Brannon Bennett; 2- Margaret Bennett; 3- Hunter McCawley Bennett; 4- Bertha Bennett Entered VMI- July 9, 1862; Graduated July 4, 1866 standing 8th or 9th in a class of 10. Member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Alpha Chapter Also attended the University of Va. Civil War Service- Fought with the Corps of Cadets in the Battle of New Market May 15, 1864 as Private in Co. B; Drilled artillery battalion in Charlottesville in late 1864; With the Corps of Cadets in the trenches at Richmond, Va. until it disbanded Apr. 2, 1865 Careers- Lawyer; Judge; Circuit Court Judge in W. Va. Died- Nov. 8, 1916 in Weston, W. Va.