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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Martin I. Billingsley

(c. 1842 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Antietam

He was an unmarried 19 year old student from Marion, AL when he enlisted as Private on 24 April 1861 in Company G, 4th Alabama Infantry. Present at engagements from First Manassas to Malvern, Hill, VA, where he was wounded on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

Present in action at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

In action again at Fredericksburg, VA, the Gettysburg Campaign, at Chickamauga, GA, and at Chattanooga, TN, where he was severely wounded in November 1863. He returned to his Company, but was killed on 18 August 1864 (probably in action at Globe Tavern/2nd Weldon RR) near Petersburg, VA.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1. His name also seen as Martin I. Billingslea. Listed in the roll as "the best soldier in the C.S. Army."

Birth

c. 1842 in AL

Death

08/18/1864 near Petersburg, VA

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15673]