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Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr.
Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery
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UNIT LISTED ON HIS HEADSTONE IS WRONG
Although the monument was placed in the cemetery stating Benjamin Jordan was elisted in the Alabama 5th, this is not the same man. As the Benjamin Jordan in the Alabama 5th was much younger and did not survive the conflict.
Benjamin Franklin Jordan, buried in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, was living in Carroll County, Georgia along with his entire family in the 1860 US Census. He did not live in Alabama until after the end of the Civil War.
He signed up for military duty in Cobb County, Georgia in the early part of the war with the 3rd Battalion Georgia Infantry in 1861. This unit fought at Gettysburg. Later this unit was merged with the 37th Georgia Infantry Company A. The 37th lost fifty percent of the 391 engaged at Chickamauga. This was due in part to their unit charging the cannons during that battle. Benjamin Franklin Jordan was among those wounded in that horrific battle. His paperwork shows that he was wounded in both the hand and the thigh rather severely. His unit fought in several other of the major skirmishes including: Chickamauga, Cumberland Gap, and Murfreesboro.
Benjamin's original headstone shows no military service. Perhaps like many modern soldiers, he wanted to forget that horrific moment in American History....