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Capt Benjamin Sessions Boatright
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1842
Death: Dec. 20, 1920

Entered Confederate service Mar. 18, 1861 Co E 1st Ga Regt.
Made Sgt Co B 12th Ga Bat. May 2, 1862.
Made Lieut Co E Mar. 1863.
Made Capt Co B Nov. 1864.
Made Capt Washington Light Horse Guards Sept 25, 1875.
Made Commander Camp Graybill when organized in Tennille.
Apr. 26, 1903 appointed on Gen. Smith's staff as major.

Seldom have I ever felt so called upon to pay a tribute to a loved and honored comrade as had come to me by the death of Capt. B. S. Boatright, who died on December 20, 1920, at his home in Tennille, Washington County, Ga., at the age of seventy-eight years. He was the eldest son of George E. and Elizabeth Sessions Boatright, born on July 20, 1842. He joined the Baptist Church in September, 1859, and lived a consistent member all his life. His ideals of citizenship were of the highest order: he was generous to a fault and always looked on the bright side of life.

When the tocsin of war sounded in 1861, he volunteered his
service as a private in Company E, 1st Georgia Regiment,
which was mustered into the Confederate army on March 18,
1861, for twelve months. The regiment was sent to Virginia
and stationed at Greenbriar, now West Virginia, under
General Garnett until its time expired. In May, 1862, six
companies of the old regiment met in Savannah, Ga., and the
12th Georgia Battalion was organized, and Comrade Boatright
was elected sergeant in Company B. He was elected lieutenant in March, 1863, and captain in November, 1864.

He was wounded in the battle of Hatcher's Run in February,
1865, and sent to Camp Winder Hospital, at Richmond, Va.,
where he remained until June, 1865, when he was paroled and
sent home. Captain Boatright chose farming as his calling in life and made a success of it. He was married to Miss
Malissa Veal in November, 1866. To them were born two sons
and seven daughters, who, with his wife, are left to mourn
their loss.

In 1875 Comrade Boatright was elected captain of the
Governor's Horse Guards and commissioned by Gov. James M.
Smith. When Camp Graybill no. 1534, U. C. V., was organized
he was elected Commander, which office he held until his

A braver soldier never went to the firing line.

Family links: 
  George E. Boatright (1815 - 1871)
  Elizabeth Sessions Boatright (1826 - 1896)
  Melissa Veal Boatright (1845 - 1932)*
  Bennie Frank Boatright (1872 - 1937)*
  Alexander Gordon Boatright (1873 - 1925)*
  Nina Irene Boatright Mathis (1880 - 1958)*
  Mamie Boatright Brown (1886 - 1974)*
  Benjamin Sessions Boatright (1842 - 1920)
  George Franklin Boatright (1847 - 1920)*
  James R. Boatright (1850 - 1934)*
  Susan Margaret Boatwright Jordan (1852 - 1894)*
  Ella Elizabeth Boatright Franklin (1855 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Confederate States of America
Final rank: Capt. Co. B 12th Ga Bat.
Zeta Cemetery
Washington County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Jack Johnson
Record added: Dec 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63293362
Capt Benjamin Sessions Boatright
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Capt Benjamin Sessions Boatright
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Capt Benjamin Sessions Boatright
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