Name - Benjamin F. Avant
Birth Date: 22 May 1837
Birth Place: Horry District, South Carolina
Death Date: 26 May 1887
Burial Place: Kingston Presbyterian Churchyard, Conway, S.C.
Military Service - C. S. A.
Enlistment Date: 19 Jul 1861 at Camp Marion, Georgetown, S.C. by Colonel Manigault
Company and Regiment: Company B, 10 Reg't South Carolina Infantry
Military Unit Details:
Wife: Laura M. Durant
Children: George Durant Avant, Eulela L. Avant, Wade Hampton Avant, Sr.
Interesting Facts -
Benjamin F. Avant began his military service as a 3rd Sergeant in Captain J. H. Norman's Company, 10 Reg't South Carolina Vols. He advanced rank quickly and made Sergeant by September or October of 1861. In May 1862, Company B was consolidated with the 19th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry, resulting in Avant being reverted back to Private