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BENEDICT, George Grenville, soldier, born in Burlington, Vermont, 10 December 1826. He was graduated at the University of Vermont in 1847, and in 1853 became editor of the Burlington "Free Press," for many years the leading republican journal of the state. He was postmaster at Burlington in 1860, but enlisted in the 12th Vermont regiment at the beginning of the civil war, and was commissioned lieutenant. In 1863 he was appointed aide on a brigade staff in the 1st corps. On the third day of the battle of Gettysburg he participated in the repulse of the desperate charge delivered by the confederates under Longstreet. General Hancock was severely wounded in the moment of victor), and Lieut. Benedict, with another officer, caught him as he fell from his horse. After the civil war lie served on the governor's staff, was in the state senate from 1869 till 1871, postmaster of Burlington from 1871 till 1874, secretary of the state University from 1865, and president of the Vermont press association in 1886, being senior editor of the state at that time. He has published "Vermont at Gettysburg" (Albany, 1866; new ed., 1870); and " Vermont in the Civil War" (Albany, 1866; 2d vol. forthcoming).
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