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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Benjamin Flowers

(1836 - 1912)

Home State: Florida

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company D, 5th Florida Infantry in 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg:

He was wounded five different times and in as many different places; yet he continued to shoot away as fearlessly as ever, until he received his fifth wound, which disabled one of his hands, so that he could not load his piece ...

The rest of the War

Mustered out 9 April 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Florida1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. The quote above from a piece in the Savannah Republican of 1 October 1862 kindly provided by Laura Elliot.

Birth

04/21/1836; Jefferson County, FL

Death

06/13/1912 Madison County, FL; burial in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Madison, FL

Notes

1   State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pp. 142 - 147  [AotW citation 15469]