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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin F. Temples

(1824 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In the 1850 Federal Census he was a farmer in Franklin County, GA and an overseer in Hart County by 1860. He enlisted as Private in Company C, 16th Georgia Infantry on 13 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at Winchester, VA on 17 November 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Details from family genealogists, who note that his wife Elizabeth F. Cheek also died in late 1862 (or early 1863) leaving 6 or 7 orphan children.


1824; Franklin County, GA


11/17/1862; Winchester, VA; burial in Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, VA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 12198]