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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin Franklin Rook

(1834 - 1918)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 26 year old farmer, he enlisted in Pontotoc County on 1 March 1861 as Private, Company H, 2nd Mississippi Infantry. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant on 22 April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Winchester, VA and captured there. He was paroled on 4 December 1862, furloughed, then returned to duty. He was accidentally wounded on 23 June 1864 and hospitalized in Richmond, VA. He was furloughed on 30 July 1864 and discharged for disability by a medical examining board at Okolona, MS on 12 April 1865. He was surrendered and paroled at Citronelle, AL on 20 May 1865 as a straggler "of Berry's Regiment, CSA."

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. His wound detail from a list in the Jackson Daily Mississippian of 1 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His son Willie applied for and received a US Government headstone for his father in 1940.


05/20/1834 in SC


01/18/1918; burial in Gore Springs United Methodist Cemetery, Gore Springs, Grenada County, MS