Benjamin Franklin Camp(1838 - 1887)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An overseer on his father's farm in 1860, he enlisted as Private in Company F, 16th Georgia Infantry on 19 July 1861 with his older brother James. Elected Jr. Second Lieutenant 1 September 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.
The remainder of the War:
Furloughed for 60 days from September 30, 1862. Roll dated January 31, 1865, last on file, shows him absent with leave. No later record.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Further information from the 1860 US Census for Walton County, GA. Life dates from his burial listing in the USGenWeb Archives from Mark L. Buckley.
|Birth Date: 1/20/1838 Place of Birth: Walton County, GA |
Death Date: 9/1/1887 Burial Place: Hopewell Cemetery, Hanceville, Cullman County, AL
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 12215]
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