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 Benjamin Apling Burdette

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Benjamin Apling Burdette

  • Birth 23 Dec 1835 DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 14 Sep 1921 Meridian, Bosque County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Meridian, Bosque County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 16968559

Son of James W. Burdette and Alice Falkner. Born in DeKalb County, Georgia and moved to Randolph County, Alabama as a small boy. The Burdette family lived in the Fox Creek area near Wedowee.
On January 4, 1855, he married Millie Elizabeth Hood, daughter of Josa Hood and Harriet S. Robertson.
When the Civil War began, Benjamin enlisted in the 13th Alabama in June of 1861 in Montgomerty, Alabama with his two brothers Samuel Monroe and Little Jesse Burdette.
During the war he was active during the Siege of Yorktown, Cold Harbor,and Seven Pines and Fredericksburg.
During the battle of Antietam he saw action with the 13th along the Bloody Lane and in Miller's Cornfield. At Chancerlosville, he saw action at Hazel's Grove. At Gettsyburg, his unit was part of the opening day's engagement on 1 July 1863 in McPherson's Wood. It was about mid day, he was captured along with several cousins and a brother-in-law in the same woods.
Following his capture he was marched to nearby Winchester, and boarded a train to the dreaded Union Federal prison Ft. Delaware, where he remained until the end of the war.
In July, three months after the close of the war, he was released and began his way back to Alabama by walking, wagon rides and hitching rides on trains.
Within a few months, he packed his family and moved to Texas, where they lived in Smith, Robertson, Leon and Comanche County's. In 1881, Benjamin and his family moved to Meridian in Bosque County and remained there until his death September 14, 1921. He and his wife Millie had 12 children.
Listed as a son below as G.I. Burdette, his corrected name is George Isaac.



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  • Created by: Gayle Hennington Van Horn.
  • Added: 9 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16968559
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Apling Burdette (23 Dec 1835–14 Sep 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16968559, citing Meridian Cemetery, Meridian, Bosque County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Gayle Hennington Van Horn. (contributor 46834516) .