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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin Darius Portis

(1843 - 1937)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company C (later I), 6th Alabama Infantry on 26 August 1861 at Camp Jones.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was sent to Fortress Monroe, VA and exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 10 November 186. He was in Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, VA but was back with his Company by the Fall of 1863, and was with them until furloughed home in December 1864.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 He was listed as killed on South Mountain in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


02/02/1843; Clarke County, AL


06/21/1937; Lower Peach Tree, AL; burial in Portis Cemetery, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox 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=161576, etc.  [AotW citation 25662]