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J.B. Fondren

J.B. Fondren

Confederate (CSV)


John Benton Fondren

(1836 - 1884)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 22 year old farmer in Centreville, AL, he mustered as Private, Company F, 11th Alabama Infantry on 11 June 1861 in Centreville. He was in action with his Company on the Peninsular Campaign of 1862 and at 2nd Manassas in August. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant in September.

On the Campaign

He was present with his unit at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was elected Junior 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, 44th Alabama Infantry and transferred to that unit on 15 January 1863. He was promoted to 2nd then First Lieutenant in June 1863 and to Captain on 29 November 1864. He was with his unit in all engagements (except sick at Chickamauga, GA) to the end of the War.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Civil War Service Database.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the Alabama Archives.2


1836; Centreville, AL


06/20/1884; Bibb County, AL; burial in Sandy Chapel Cemetery, Bibb County, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=63548 + others  [AotW citation 20088]

2   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <>, Source page: /cdm/singleitem/collection/photo/id/4930/rec/381  [AotW citation 20089]