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Confederate (CSV)


Blackshear Gandy

Home State: Florida

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered in to Company B, 8th Florida Infantry on 10 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was listed as a deserter on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Florida1, which lists him as Blacksher Gandy. He was probably born about 1845 in Decatur, GA. He may also have had service in Captain C. G. Campbell's Independent Company, Georgia Siege Artillery (later Atlanta Arsenal Battery), established in 1863.


1   State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pp. 192  [AotW citation 15496]