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W.T. Bilbro

W.T. Bilbro

Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

William Thomas Bilbro

(1838 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 22 year old clerk in his father's store in Tuskegee, he enlisted as Corporal in Company C, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 27 April 1861. He was appointed First Sergeant on 12 September, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 1 June 1862, and promoted to First Lieutenant on 23 June.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on or about 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 19 October 1862 and then on furlough for 30 days. He was promoted to Captain of his Company in 1863 but was killed at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 Personal details from family genealogists, source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

10/28/1838; Muscogee, GA

Death

05/12/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA; burial in Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania Courthouse, 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: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=13876, etc  [AotW citation 25578]