Benham, Andrew Ellicott, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Primary Unit
1893-1894, USS Newark (C-1)
Service Years
1847 - 1894
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1832
 
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Lake Mahopac, NY

Date of Passing
Aug 11, 1905
 
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Civil War
Start Year
1861
End Year
1865

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The American Civil War was an internal conflict fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. The Union faced secessionists in eleven Southern states grouped together as the Confederate States of America. The Union won the war, which remains the bloodiest in U.S. history.

Among the 34 U.S. states in February 1861, seven Southern slave states individually declared their secession from the U.S. to form the Confederate States of America. War broke out in April 1861 when Confederates attacked the U.S. fortress of Fort Sumter. The Confederacy grew to include eleven states; it claimed two more states, the Indian Territory, and the southern portions of the western territories of Arizona and New Mexico (called Confederate Arizona). The Confederacy was never diplomatically recognized by the United States government nor by any foreign country. The states that remained loyal, including border states where slavery was legal, were known as the Union or the North. The war ended with the surrender of all the Confederate armies and the dissolution of the Confederate government in the spring of 1865.

The war had its origin in the factious issue of slavery, especially the extension of slavery into the western territories. Four years of intense combat left 620,000 to 750,000 soldiers dead, a higher number than the number of American military deaths in World War I and World War II combined, and much of the South's infrastructure was destroyed. The Confederacy collapsed and 4 million slaves were freed (most of them by Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation). The Reconstruction Era (1863–1877) overlapped and followed the war, with the process of restoring national unity, strengthening the national government, and granting civil rights to freed slaves throughout the country.
   
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From Year
1861
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1865
 
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Feb 7, 2009
   
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  305 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aheam, Michael, PO, (1863-1865)
  • Anglin, John, Sea, (1863-1865)
  • Assersen, Peter Christian, RADM, (1862-1907)
  • Barclay, Charles James, RADM, (1860-1905)
  • DuBois, Frank Latta, CDR, (1862-1895)
  • Gipson, James C., Master, (1861-1865)
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