I'm trying to piece together the history of Jacob C. Bennett, Capt, Co A, 10th Kentucky Partisan Rangers under Adam R. Johnson. Captured at Salinesville, Ohio, sent to Camp Chase, after attempting escape, sent to Ohio Prison where he was one of the officers who escaped with Gen. John H. Morgan.
I have a copy of pension application filed by his widow with affidavit by Lieut. L. D. Hockersmith, another escapee with Morgan, who says that Bennett first joined the 8th Kentucky Inf., fought and captured at Ft Donalson, where he escaped and then joined the 10th. Hockersmith also says that after the escape from Ohio Prison, he served with Gen. Basil Duke and Lyons in Middle TN and KY until end of war. He surrendered 21 May 1865 to Col. Cleveland in Carthage, TN per Cleveland's letter to Gen. Rousseau.
What is known for sure is that he was operating independently in the Ohio River region of KY in the late summer of 1864 as on the 27 Aug 1864, Bennett and about 20 men raided Owensboro, shot up town, stole some gold watches & horses, then burned a Union wharfboat. Also robbed a bank in Hartford, KY.
He died in 1905 and is buried Clay Co., TN (where I live) with only a simple stone marker. I am trying to get a State marker acknowledging his escape with Morgan. He was quite a young man during this, born in 1840 in Muhlenburg or McLean Co., KY to Washington & Indiana (Coffman) Bennett.
I am trying to verify, as much as I can, his joining the 8th and possible captured and escape after Ft. Donelson, so if anyone runs across information or his name, please contact me at email@example.com.
Sorry for the long post.