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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Green Benjamin Bankston

(c. 1820 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was living in Indian Springs, Butts County, GA and listed at 40 years old in the 1860 Federal Census. He enlisted as Private in Company D, 6th Georgia Infantry on 27 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the left hip and captured in action on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 4 October but died of his wounds there on 9 October 1862. He was originally buried "along the west side and in [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick [Maryland]". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from Henderson.2 Hospital detail from the Patient List,3 which has him as Benjamin Bankston. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may still be there.

Birth

c. 1820

Death

10/09/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4550]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 777  [AotW citation 21120]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #750  [AotW citation 21121]