Monday, February 23, 2015

Another Confederate Buried At Arlington National Cemetery: Chaplain W.W. Bennett

From the ANC site.

WILLIAM WOODHULL BENNETT, D.D.  Born 1821.  Methodist preacher.  Served in a variety of Methodist positions before, during and after the war.  Died 1887 and buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

He led the Centenary Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia, from 1862-1863.  He then was Superintendent of the Soldier's Tract Association and a chaplain in the Confederate Army until the end of the war.

He ran the blockade out of Charleston in the winter of 1865 and went to England to procure Bibles for the Confederate Army.  He wrote :The Great Revival in Southern Armies."

A noted educator as well.

--Old Secesh

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