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Full Name: Benson J. Lossing
(1813-1891) Historian, illustrator. Benson J. Lossing was born in Beekman, New York. He was apprenticed to a watchmaker in Poughkeepsie in 1826, became editor and joint owner of Poughkeepsie Telegraph in 1835, then moved to New York City in 1838. Works include "Pictorial Field-Book of the American Revolution" (1850-1852), "Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America" (1866-1868), and "The Hudson, From the Wilderness to the Sea," about the Hudson Valley Area.
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1813 Dutchess County
Benson John Lossing was born in Beekman, New York, on February 12, 1813. 
1891 Dutchess County
Mr. Lossing died in Dover Plains, New York, on June 3, 1891. 
1850 (Unknown) County
The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution
(Pub: Harper Brothers Publishing ISBN: )
History in two volumes. 
1866 (Unknown) County
Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America
1860 (Unknown) County
The Hudson, From the Wilderness to the Sea
(Pub: Troy, New York: H. B. Nims & Co. ISBN: )
Nonfiction about the Hudson River Valley area. 
1869 (Unknown) County
Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812
(Pub: New York: Harper & Brothers ISBN: )
1859 (Unknown) County
Mount Vernon & Its Associations
(Pub: New York: W. A. Townsend and Company ISBN: )
1860 (Unknown) County
The Life and Times of Philip Schuyler
(Pub: New York: Sheldon and Company ISBN: )
1866 (Unknown) County
Biographical Sketches of the Signers of the Declaration of American Independence
(Pub: Philadelphia: Davis, Porter & Co. ISBN: )
1860 (Unknown) County
Life of Washington: A Biography Personal, Military, Political
(Pub: New York: Virtue and Company ISBN: )
1867 (Unknown) County
Vassar College and its Founder
(Pub: C. A. Alvord Printers ISBN: )
1878 (Unknown) County
History of American Industries & Arts
(Pub: Philadelphia: Porter & Coates ISBN: )
1891 Dutchess County
Benson Lossing was interred at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, New York. 

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