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Benjamin F. Cheatham

Born: Oct 20, 1820

Death: Sep 4, 1886

Birthplace: Nashville

Nationality: United States

Benjamin F. Cheatham

Date of Birth : Oct 20, 1820
Date of Death : Sep 4, 1886
Birth Place : Nashville

Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Cheatham was a Tennessee planter, California gold miner, and a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He served in the Army of Tennessee, inflicting many casualties on Sherman at Kennesaw Mountain, but taking the blame for General Schofield’s escape at Spring Hill, a major factor in the Confederate defeat at Franklin.

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