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31st Alabama Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Benjamin Franklin GuinedRank: Private Company: E

Born January 11, 1834 in Cedar Creek, Coweta, Georgia. In April 1862 in Talladega County Alabama he joined the 31st Alabama Infantry of the Confederate States of America. THE THIRTY-FIRST ALABAMA INFANTRY. This regiment was organized at Talladega, April, 1862, and reported at Chattanooga; proceeded with the army at Knoxville, took part in the fight at Cumberland Gap, June 18, 1862, and at Tazewell, August 6th. It was in Kentucky, but not in the midst of the fighting. In Mississippi it fought well and suffered heavy loss at Port Gibson. It suffered all the privations of the long siege of Vicksburg and was surrendered with that place, having lost severely; when exchanged, was assigned to the army of Tennessee and brigaded under General Pettus; took a prominent part in the Dalton-Atlanta campaign. It went with Hood into Tennessee, suffering severely at Columbia and Nashville, and was in the rear guard of the army on its return. Sent into the Carolinas, it fought brilliantly at Bentonville with considerable loss, and finally surrendered at Greensboro, with but a small remnant of the over-full regiment that started out. Battles: Fought on 6 Apr 1862 at Shiloh, TN. Fought on 1 May 1863 at Port Gibson, MS. Fought on 16 May 1864 at Resaca, GA. Fought on 15 Jun 1864 at Big Shanty, GA. On June 13 1863 He was slightly wounded at Champion Hill, Mississippi at the Battle of Bakers Creek. Soldier graves of 31st Alabama Infantry CSA: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=360429

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