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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin B. Odom

(1844 - ?)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 16 year old on his parent's farm at Dawson in Terrell County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company H, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 in Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He was appointed 3rd Sergeant on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant in 1863 and captured at Winchester, VA on 19 September 1864. He was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD until paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 15 March 1865. He was received at James River, VA on 19 March with no later military record.

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.


09/27/1844 in GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7304]

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 28340]