Thomas Benjamin Hunt of Canada
Appointed from Minnesota, First Lieutenant, Regimental Quartermaster, 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, 23 December 1861 to 24 April 1863
Captain, Assistant Quartermaster General, United States Army, 18 January 1867
Cashiered 26 February 1874
Reappointed 12 June 1879 with former date of rank (act of 3 March 1879)
Retired 20 February 1885
Breveted Major and Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, 28 July 1865 for meritorious services in his department and Major and Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army, 2 March 1867, for faithful and meritorious service in the Quartermaster Department during the war
Died 7 September 1891
September 8, 1891 – Colonel T. B. Hunt, U.S.A., retired, died at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, suddenly yesterday.
Colonel Hunt was a native of Canada and entered the United States service December 28, 1861 as First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster of the Fourteenth Minnesota Infantry. He served throughout the war with his regiment and in the Quartermaster's Department, until placed on the retired list for disability in the line of duty, February 26, 1885. He was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel, July 28, 1865, for faithful and meritorious services.
HUNT, THOMAS BENJAMIN
CAPT USA RET CIVIL WAR 61-65
DATE OF DEATH: 09/07/1891
BURIED AT: SECTION B SITE LOT 82
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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