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Pvt Benjamin F. Gilmer

Death 4 Oct 1862
Burkittsville, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 26448344 · View Source
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Enlisted at Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia on July 20, 1861 into the 16th Regiment Georgia Infantry Company G "Jackson County Volunteers" aka "Jackson Rifles."

Died Oct 4, 1862 as a result of wounds received Sept 14, 1862 at the Battle of Crampton's Gap (South Mountain) near Burkittsville, Md.

Listed on the Report of Sick and Wounded at Field Hospital Burkittsville MD Sept 12-Nov 24, 1862.
Info as follows:
Benjamin F Gilmer
Pvt Co G 16 Regt Ga
Disease: Wounded in battle
Date of Death: Oct 4, 1862

Appears on Register of Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Confederate States who were killed in battle, or who died of wounds or disease
Benj F Gilmor [sic]
Pvt Co G 16 Regt
When deceased: Oct 4 1862
Where and from what cause: Burkittsville Md Vul. Sclopetienum (gunshot wound)

Appears on Register of Claims of Deceased Officers and Soldiers from Georgia which were filed for settlement...
B F Gilmer
Pvt Co G 16 Regt
By whom presented: J E Redwine, atty
Nov 17, 1863
Where died: Burkittsville, Md

Affidavit of his father, James D Gilmer, states that "said B F Gilmer entered the service at Jefferson in Jackson County and State of Georgia on or about the 20th day of July 1861, and died at Burkittsville, Md [sic] on or about the 3rd day of October 1862, leaving neither wife nor child him surviving."

Listed on postwar roster as follows:
Gilmer, Benjamin F.- private July 20, 1861. Wounded in 1862. Died of wounds, in Burkittsville, Md. hospital, October 4, 1862.

Burial is unknown, but many bodies of Confederate soldiers who were killed or died of wounds were removed to this cemetery so I'd like to hope that he too has found a final resting place there. (Thank you On the Trail)

Gravesite Details 16th GA Inf. Co. G.; died of wounds at Burkittsville





  • Maintained by: On the Trail
  • Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 27 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26448344
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Benjamin F. Gilmer (unknown–4 Oct 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26448344, citing Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by On the Trail (contributor 47231429) .