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  1. According to legend—and his obituary—at the Siege of Ninety Six, Carney's then-commander Major General Perry Benson was severely wounded. Tasked with bringing Benson to get medical intervention, Carney hoisted the heavy-set general on his shoulders and ran him behind patriot lines to the medical tent.

  2. Brigadier General Perry Benson, who was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War, commanded the militia of Talbot, Caroline, and Dorchester counties. His force at the battle consisted of two regiments, several companies of cavalry , and three artillery batteries .

  3. 23 de feb. de 2023 · General Perry Benson is regarded as a local hero, leading colonists during the Revolutionary War and again during the War of 1812. Our chapter is named in his honor. Recently, we restored and improved the Benson Family Cemetery, General Perry Benson's final resting place.

  4. › chapter-historyGeneral Perry Benson, NSDAR

    Chapter History. On July 4, 1776, Perry Benson, for whom this chapter was named, was commissioned as an ensign in the famous Maryland Line. On June 22, 1798, he was made brigadier general and finally a major general of the Maryland militia, in charge of the forces in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot counties throughout the War of 1812. He died ...

  5. 1 de may. de 2022 · Brigadier General Perry Benson had Carney serve with him in the Battle of St. Michaels in the War of 1812. An obituary in 1828 reported the death “of a colored man, at the advanced age of 74”, describing Thomas Carney as courageous, kind, brave and loyal.

  6. Station Road, Newcomb, MD 21601. GPS: Longitude N 384507 - Latitude W761043. Historical Significance: Grave of General Perry Benson. A leader in his home community and state; in the Revolutionary War, served as captain and was wounded twice. He was in the War of 1812 and commanded the militia in Talbot, Caroline, and Dorchester counties.

  7. Carney’s company commander, Captain Perry Benson, was gravely wounded during an assault on the star fort. Under fire, Carney carried Benson back to the surgeon’s tent. His actions saved Bensons life, and the two men developed a lasting friendship that continued after the war.