Benjamin Franklin Dodrill
My great, great, great, great grandfather
Benjamin Franklin Dodrill was born September 7, 1830 and died August 27, 1901. He was a farmer in Virginia. He married Hannah Mariah Hamrick March 15, 1853. They had six children together. He enlisted in the Confederacy during the Civil War at the age of 32.
How does he fit into history?
Benjamin Franklin Dodrill, my great, great, great, great grandfather, served the Confederacy in the Civil War. He enlisted in October 1862 with Company L of the 14th Virginia Calvary. He also served with the 17th and 33rd Virginia Calvary, which saw plenty of action during the war. One major battle the 33rd took part in was the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st through 3rd, 1863.