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Benjamin Huger

Born: Nov 22, 1805

Death: Dec 7, 1877

Birthplace: Charleston

Nationality: United States

Benjamin Huger

Date of Birth : Nov 22, 1805
Date of Death : Dec 7, 1877
Birth Place : Charleston

Benjamin Huger was a career United States Army ordnance officer who fought with distinction during the Mexican–American War. He also served as a Confederate general officer during the American Civil War, noted for his controversial performances while in charge of Norfolk, Virginia, and during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Relieved of field duty, he would spend most of the remainder of the conflict in staff positions in the Trans-Mississippi Department, where he performed well. After the war Huger took up farming in North Carolina and later in Virginia.


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