Camp Benjamin CSA Cemetery — View all Interments
Research conducted by Dan Hembree of Honey Grove, Fannin County, TX suggests the possibility that at least seven members of the 9th Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry are buried at Camp Benjamin. Col. Maxey reported that the company was suffering from both Measles and Pneumonia in December of 1861. A number of men on the muster roll of the Regiment are shown as dead, but no place or date of death is listed for most of them.
It has also been suggested that the bodies of these men may have been transported home for burial rather than be interred here since their homes were not distant. If anyone knows an actual burial place for any of these men listed, we will be delighted to correct the historical record.
It has never been suggested that NO burials occured here. The only questions involve how many burials and who they may have been. Mr. Hembree's research included interviews with men who, as boys, had helped their fathers to tend the graves here. No graves are marked today.
For further details and photos, see the Camp Benjamin Website.