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Pvt. George W. Benson

Pvt. George W. Benson with Co. H, 36th NC Troops faithfully served his 32-pounder on the fort’s landface and saw his comrades perish one by one from the fleet’s bombardment and then by the Federal infantry attack. Benson was taken prisoner, survived Point Lookout POW Camp and came home to live a long productive life. George Benson was the last survivor of Fort Fisher’s garrison when he died in 1948 in Charlotte, NC.