Bennett Hill Gerrard was born 1844 in Beaufort County, North Carolina. He was the son of William Bennett Hill Pearce Gerrard and Mary 'Polly' Peed. During the year 1861, he enlisted in Company B, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops, to serve in the armies of the Confederacy during the War Between the States. Company B was known as the McMillan Artillery. He died 19 January 1864 in Fort Fisher, New Hanover County, North Carolina.
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