I found this in the Cincinnati Enquirer from 1913 and found it to be interesting. I like old newspaper stories, even postwar ones like this, so they may be not uncommon among the posts I make, which I hope will be at least weekly. One or two entries every week seems reasonable to me, with more as I find stories that interest me.
This entry is one that may benefit from additional research as I find time. I posted this on my personal Facebook account and a couple of friends gave me some help, but I still think it would be nice to know where he is buried and maybe more about his military career. Perhaps that's a project I can add work on over time. One friend found that his full name may be Benjamin Franklin Anderson.
Please note that this story was published in 1913 and listed the woman as then being 45 years old, meaning she was born in 1868. Something is wrong in the story - hopefully they just got her age wrong and the main piece of the story is correct. Also note that this Cincinnati Enquirer story did misspell the city as Pittsburg, not Pittsburgh.
Grateful because a little girl had befriended him at the end of the Civil War when he was in want, B.F. Anderson, old Civil War veteran, whose death occurred at the Soldier's Home in Dayton and who was well known in Newport, where he left an estate valued at $6,000 has made the little girl, now Mrs. William Strutt, 45, of Pittsburg, Pa., his sole heir.
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