Green B. Barksdale

Hancock County, Georgia, USA
Death 13 Sep 1862 (aged 46–47)
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Killed at the battle of Burkittsville, or Sharpsburg, MD
Memorial ID 186905901 · View Source
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Planter from Dougherty County, GA. Born circa 1815 In Hancock County, GA. Enlisted as a corporal in Co.D, Corporal 08/10/1861 at Albany, GA. Reported as killed at the battle of Sharpsburg or Burkittsville, MD. with the Cobb Legion. Most likely buried on the field. The yankees called these battles "Antietam:" or Crampton's Gap . His wife was reported as Celia Connell m. 0ct. 24, 1839.

He is shown on the Census records in 1840- Hancock County, GA. 1850- Warren County, GA. He is listed as a blacksmith.

The Battle of Crampton's Gap, or Battle of Burkittsville, was a battle fought between forces under Confederate Brig. Gen. Howell Cobb and Union Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin as part of the Battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862, at Crampton's Gap in Western Maryland, during the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War.

Franklin's VI Corps attacked a small, hastily assembled Confederate force at Crampton's Gap in South Mountain to protect the rear of Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws, who was across Pleasant Valley on Maryland Heights taking part in the siege of Harpers Ferry. Despite inferior numbers, the Confederate force held out throughout the day, taking heavy casualties. By the evening the VI Corps broke the Confederate line and proceeded through the gap into Pleasant Valley. Franklin, however, failed to follow up on his success and did not attack McLaws on Maryland Heights.


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  • Added: 27 Jan 2018
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Green B. Barksdale (1815–13 Sep 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 186905901, ; Maintained by Sons of Liberty (contributor 48368710) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Killed at the battle of Burkittsville, or Sharpsburg, MD.