Lieutenant Benjamin F. Harris, Co. G, 6th Mississippi Infantry, CSA


  • Benjamin Franklin Harris was born to parents Benjamin F. and Sabine Harris in Mississippi.


  • September 18: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Gallatin, Copiah County, MS showed 13-year-old Benjamin living with his siblings and parents. His father, Benjamin Sr., was a farmer.


  • June 28: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Copiah County, MS showed 23-year-old Benjamin living with his parents and siblings. His father, Benjamin, was a farmer.


  • September 24: Benjamin and his younger brother Allen enlisted in the C.S. Army in Union City, TN. Both were mustered into Co. G, 6th MS Infantry.


  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Present.


  • February to December: Company Muster Rolls. Present.


  • July & August: Company Muster Rolls. Present.

  • November 30: Benjamin and his brother Allen both fought in the Battle of Franklin. Benjamin was mortally wounded. He was taken to Carnton, his division’s established field hospital, where he died from his wounds on December 1st.

  • Benjamin was buried at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Section 47, Grave 382.


  • May 28: The New Orleans Crescent, New Orleans, LA mentioned soldiers who died at Col. McGavock’s. Benjamin was among those mentioned.