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

Discharge Date:

Rank: Sergeant

Company and Regiment: Company B, 10 Reg't South Carolina Infantry

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Family -

Parents:

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