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Confederate (CSV)


Green B. Barksdale

(c. 1815 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: Cobb's (GA) Legion, Cavalry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

A 46 year old planter in Dougherty County, GA, he enlisted as Corporal, Company D, Cobb's Legion Cavalry on 1 August 1861 in Albany, GA. He was promoted to Sergeant by May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed - "shot through the heart" - in action at the Quebec Schoolhouse near Middletown, MD on 13 September 1862. His horse was also killed there.

References & notes

His service from Harriet Bey Mesic's Cobb's Legion Cavalry (2009). Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His death is described in Pickerill.1 His memorial is on Findagrave.

He married Celia Connell (1810-1883) in October 1839.

Thanks to Laura Elliot for noting that "... Capt F Edgeworth Eve recalled that Sgt "Barksdell" was killed at Burkittsville. The recollection was published in the Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA), August 2, 1896."


c. 1815; Hancock County, GA


09/13/1862; near Middletown, MD


1   Pickerill, William N., History of the Third Indiana Cavalry, Indianapolis: Aetna Printing, 1906, pg. 26  [AotW citation 25306]