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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Benjamin R. Elsberry

(1840 - 1864)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted on 17 July 1861 and was appointed First Sergeant, Company A, 16th Georgia Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.

The rest of the War

Sent from Fort Delaware, DE to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October 1862. Exchanged 10 November 1862. Killed at Spotsylvania, VA 11 May 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Birth date from family genealogists.

Birth

07/26/1840

Death

05/11/1864 Spotsylvania, VA

Notes

1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 12170]