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42nd Georgia Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Benson Wesley AdamsRank: Captain Company: A

My Great-Great-Grandfather on my mother's side; Born 04/27/1825, in Putnam County, Georgia; Died 04/02/1910, in Eatonton, Georgia; Joined the Army of the Confederate States, on 03/04/1862, and served as a Private, in Company K (Fulton Guards), of the 42nd Georgia Infantry; “Elected” as First Sergeant; Promoted to Orderly Sergeant A.S.M.; Promoted to Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of Company A (Gwinnett Beauregards), of the 42nd Georgia Infantry on 11/26/1862; Fought in the following battles: Tazwell, TN; Baker’s Creek, MS; Vicksburg, MS; Missionary Ridge, TN; and at The Siege of Atlanta; Captured 07/04/1863, at the Battle of Vicksburg, MS, and was Exchanged for Union Soldiers (“Parolled” on 07/07/1863); Surrendered to the Army of the United States, and Discharged from the Army of the Confederate States, in Washington, Georgia, on 04/26/1865.

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Contact Name: Stephen Wyatt
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