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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Franklin A. Gassett

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Butler, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 5th Georgia State Troops on 15 October 1861. He mustered out in May 1862 and enlisted again, in Company G, 6th Georgia Infantry on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

Service from Henderson, who says only that he was last noted in the roll of 31 August 1862. Death information here from an exhibit of his bible (now at the Minnesota Historical Society), which was found on his body on the field at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 803  [AotW citation 21118]