Company A 22nd Infantry
Samuel Bennett was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi in 1872.
He enlisted as a Private in
Company A of the 22nd Infantry for a period of 3 years on June 1,
1893 at St. Louis, Missouri.
His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 4 ½ inches tall, had light brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.
His previous occupation was listed as Hustler. He was discharged from this enlistment on August 31, 1896 at Fort Crook,
Nebraska with the rank of Private and a character reference of "Very good."
Bennett enlisted for a second
time as a Private in Company A of the 22nd Infantry for a period
of 3 years on February 5, 1897
at Fort Crook, Nebraska. His previous occupation on this enlistment was listed as News Agent.
Private Bennett was killed in action during the Battle of El Caney, Cuba on July 1, 1898.
In the Return of Casualties of
the 22nd Infantry for July 1, 1898 his cause of death
was listed as gunshot wound to the stomach.
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