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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John Benjamin Franklin Red

"Frank"

(1842 - 1939)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Phillips' (GA) Legion, Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

Age 19, he enlisted as Private, Company C, Phillips' Legion Infantry Battalion on 11 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the knee at Fox's Gap on South Mountain, MD in 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, and lost the tip of his left little finger, at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863. He was promoted to 4th Corporal by January 1864 and was listed as present through January 1865 with no further military record.

After the War

He worked in a brickyard, in iron mills, and on the railroad in Atlanta until 1874, when he married and moved to Arkansas. He was a homesteader and teacher. After his house burned in 1900 he went to Little Rock and was in the lumber business. He was active in veteran's organizations and attended the 75th anniversary of the battle of Antietam in 1937. He also attended the 75th at Gettysburg the following year, by which time he was a resident of the Arkansas Confederate Home. He died there the next year at 97 years old.

References & notes

His service from Graham.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of details, from an obituary (newspaper not identified).

He married Martha C. Roberts (1845-1912) in Atlanta in 1874 and they had four sons, three of whom survived him.

More on the Web

See more about the Antietam 75th Anniversary events in an online exhibit from WHIBR - the Western Maryland Regional Library.

Birth

07/08/1842; Henderson, NC

Death

09/14/1939 Sweet Home , AR; burial in Oakland Cemetery, Pulaski County, AR

Notes

1   Graham, Kurt D., Phillips Georgia Legion - Infantry Battalion, first accessed 20 September 2012, <http://www.angelfire.com/tx/RandysTexas/page4.html>, Source page: /InfCoC2.html  [AotW citation 21926]