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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin G. Linch

(1846 - 1864)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 14 year old farm boy on his family's place at Haralson in Coweta County, GA. At age 16 he enlisted there as a Private in Company G, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 30 April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a Richmond, VA hospital on 14 October and furloughed for 30 days on 29 October 1862. He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his head at Cold Harbor, VA and died in a hospital in Richmond on 8 June 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists, also as Benjamin G Lynch, and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1846 in GA


06/08/1864; Richmond, VA; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27412]