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Berry Benson


American soldier and accountant. Fought on the side of the Confederacy in the American Civil War, 1861–5. Served as the model for a statue of an anonymous enlisted man erected in Augusta, Georgia, in 1878. After 1868, worked as a cotton broker and then an accountant. Achieved national recognition with his defence of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager accused of murdering a young worker.


Edward J. Cashin, ‘Berry Benson (1843–1923)’, 2 October 2006, (accessed 12 March 2008).