(1842 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Georgia Infantry
In 1860, he was an 18 year old farmer on his father's place in Warnerville, Meriwether County. He enlisted in the 8th Georgian Infantry, Company and date not given.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was originally buried "in Capt. David Smith's Orchard northeast corner" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
Burial information from Pruett,1 as P.B.F. Kempson. Personal details from family genealogists and the 1860 US Census, which has him as Bexter B. Kempson.
His brother Benjamin George Washington Kempson (1846-1914) served in Company D in 1864-65. His brother Henry Jacob Kempson (b.1829) was in the 28th Georgia Infantry and was killed at Bentonville, NC in March 1865.
04/20/1842; Haralson, Coweta County, GA
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD