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Confederate (CSA)


Bushrod Washington Frobel

(1832 - 1888)

Home State: Georgia

Education: US Naval Academy

Command Billet: Division Chief of Artillery

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Hood's Division Artillery


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

He was a civil engineer with the US Revenue Service before the War. He was commissioned Lieutenant, CS Navy in 1861 (Senate resolution of 26 July 1861) and Lieutenant of Artillery, CS Army, 7 October 1861 commanding the "Cockpit Battery" on the Potomac River. He was on General Whiting's staff at the Seven Days, VA in May and June 1862. He was promoted Major and Chief of Artillery to General Hood 22 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Divisional Artillery in Maryland.

The rest of the War

By November 1862 he was back with General Whiting, in North Carolina, and was promoted again, to Lieutenant Colonel, on 15 June 1863. He was on engineering duty with the Army of Tennessee in 1864 and 1865.

After the War

"After the war, Frobel served as Georgia's superintendent of public works and was responsible for the rehabilitation of Georgia's capitol and other important state buildings. Later, he served as a U.S. civil engineer with responsibility for improving Georgia's rivers and harbors. At the time of his death, he was general manager of the Covington and Macon Railroad."
(from This Day in Georgia History - July 12, at the U of Georgia)

References & notes

Service from Krick.1 Details from a bio by Stephen Davis in the May 2016 Civil War News. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His home in Marietta (1001 Allgood Rd) is on the National Register of Historic Places.


1832; Alexandria, VA


7/12/1888; Monticello, GA; burial in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 132  [AotW citation 17599]