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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin Franklin Kincaid

(1839 - 1916)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Son of farmer and Ordinary Clerk of Fannin County, GA, James Kincaid, in 1860 he was a 21 year old farm hand living there with his parents and 4 younger siblings. He enlisted on 22 April 1861 at Morganton and mustered on 9 May as 2nd Sergeant of Company E, 2nd Georgia Infantry. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant at the Army reorganization of 28 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left arm and right leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and his arm was amputated.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date from the battle at Sharpsburg, but he resigned for disability on 9 January 1864.

After the War

In 1870 he was a day laborer near Brazil in Clay County, IN (his lost arm noted in the Census) but by 1880 he was a farmer near Des Moines, IA.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Ann Elizabeth Gross (1841-) in January 1864 and they had 6 or 7 daughters and a son.


10/15/1839; Morganton, GA


01/14/1916; Blue Ridge, GA; burial in Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Blue Ridge, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 2758]

2   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 30852]