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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Benjamin F. Temples

(1824 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
In the 1850 Federal Census he was a farmer in Franklin County, GA and an overseer in Hart County by 1860. He enlisted as Private in Company C, 16th Georgia Infantry on 13 July 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds at Winchester, VA on 17 November 1862.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Details from family genealogists, who note that his wife Elizabeth F. Cheek also died in late 1862 (or early 1863) leaving 6 or 7 orphan children.

Place of Birth: Franklin County, GA    
Death Date: 11/17/1862    Death Place: Winchester, VA    Burial Place: Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, 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 12198]



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