Martin I. Billingsley(c. 1842 - 1864)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Sharpsburg.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 State: AL |
Death Date: 08/18/1864 Death Place: near Petersburg, VA
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]
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