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Benjamin Franklin Gordon
Born (1826-05-18)May 18, 1826
Henry County, Tennessee
Died September 22, 1866(1866-09-22) (aged 40)
Waverly, Missouri
Allegiance  United States
 Confederate States
Service/branch  United States Army
 Confederate States of America Army
Years of service 1847–1848
Rank Private, USA
Confederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel, CSA
Assigned to duty as:
Confederate States of America General-collar.svg Brigadier General
Battles/wars American Civil War

Benjamin Franklin Gordon (May 18, 1826 – September 22, 1866) was a Confederate States Army colonel during the American Civil War (Civil War). Gordon had been a private and bugler for a Missouri regiment serving in the U.S. Army during the Mexican–American War. Gordon served in the Confederate Army under Brigadier General Joseph O. "Jo" Shelby in Missouri and Arkansas in the Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department throughout the war. On May 16, 1865, with the war coming to an end, General E. Kirby Smith, as the Confederate commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department, assigned Gordon to duty as a brigadier general. The Confederate government took no action on the appointment and Confederate President Jefferson Davis did not officially appoint and nominate Gordon to the rank of brigadier general because the Confederate Senate last met on March 18, 1865, and Davis was captured by Union troops on May 10, 1865. Although he was only aged 40 at his death, Gordon survived the war by little more than a year.

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