|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1839|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1864|
Private Benjamin Franklin Guess was a Confederate Soldier in Phillips Georgia Legion Infantry Battalion Company "O". Ben died of disease during the Civil War at Emory and Henry College and is buried at Emory and Henry Cemetery Grave Marker 133 in the Great State of Virginia. Ben was born in Marietta, Cobb County in the Great State of Georgia to Henry and Jerusha Guess. Ben was twenty-five years of age at his death and had no surviving wife or children. There is a monument in the cemetery with Ben's initials and last name and grave number which indicates he was from Louisiana. This is in error. Ben is from Georgia and must have been amongst many fellow soldiers from that state that were all laid to rest together. I am including a favorite quote related to this soldier: "Bravery doesn't mean you aren't scared. It means you go anyway." That in my opinion is true Courage. God bless you Uncle and Rest in Peace.
Emory and Henry Cemetery
Plot: Number 130
Created by: W.P. Myers
Record added: Aug 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40674443
Private Benjamin Franklin Guess was a Confederate Soldier and 3rd Sgt. and at his own request was later reduced to Private in Phillips Georgia Legion Infantry Battalion Company "O". He is listed on Page 400 and 401 of the book "To Honor These Men".|
Added: Feb. 16, 2011
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!|
Martha Reid 19 UDC
Added: Aug. 29, 2010
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero, A Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.|
Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
Added: Mar. 4, 2010
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