b. 05/04/1851 Haverstack, New York. d. 22/11/1900 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the US Navy at New York and served as a Chief Boatswain's Mate.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bennett set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
BURIAL LOCATION: COLD SPRING CEMETERY, COLD SPRINGS, NEW YORK.
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Buried under his true name John B Quirk