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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin Marion Stonaker

(1834 - 1924)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Going by Marion, he enlisted as a Private in Company F, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 in Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot through his right thigh in action at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on wounded furlough to 19 January 1863. He was wounded again, in his right thumb, at the Wilderness, VA on 12 May 1864, and it was amputated near his palm. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1907 he was a farm worker in Pike County, GA. By 1910 and to at least 1920 he was farming in Spalding County.

He died in Griffin of pneumonia on 4 December 1924; his daughter Lucy reported he was 97 years old, which would put his birth in about 1827.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, as Marion Stonicher, and from Henderson,2 as B. Marion Stonaker. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1870-1920 (also as Benjamin Stonacher, B.M. Stenaker, Stanker, etc) and his 1900 and later Georgia soldier's pension applications, online from the Georgia Archives; he called himself Marion Stonaker and gave his birth variously in 1822 and 1824.

He married Mary Ann Weaver (1841-) in May 1859 in Fayette County, GA and they had a daughter, Lucy.


03/19/1834; Chambers County, AL


12/04/1924; Griffin, GA


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 28586]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 28587]