Benjamin Stembridge(1832 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Crawford County, GA, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 6th Georgia Infantry on 27 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Listed as a paroled prisoner of war September 27, 1862, and died at Frederick, MD on 6 October 1862. Originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1. Service details from Ranger95's Roster2. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD (source of his date of death), and may still be there.
Death Date: 10/06/1862 Death Place: Frederick, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
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 4980]
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: /infantry/rosters/6th_inf_regt_rost_e.html [AotW citation 9616]
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