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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Benjamin F. Gilmer

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Jackson County, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 16th Georgia Infantry on 20 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and captured.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a field hospital in Burkittsville, MD on 4 October 1862. He was originally buried "close along the fence on west side of woods back of graveyard in Burkettsville [Burkittsviile, Maryland]" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 as Benjamin F. Gilmore. His service from Henderson's Roster via Fincham.2

Death

10/04/1862 Burkittsville, 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 4692]

2   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 12233]