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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William Franklin Biggs

(1831 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Living in Mississippi by 1849, he was a 30 year old farmer at his enlistment on 1 May 1861 in Iuka, and mustered as Private, Company K, 2nd Mississippi Infantry on about 1 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left thorax and lung in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and was captured there.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 13 October 1862. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery on the 15th.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 Service from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records. Hospital and wound information from the Patient List.2 Personal details from family genealogists. His memorial is on Findagrave.

Son of Jesse Biggs (1801-1879) and Sarah Ashcraft (1805-1862), he married Cynthia E. Peel (1832-?) in Tishomingo County, Mississippi on 21 April 1849 and they had 4 children together.

Birth

03/21/1831; Hardin, TN

Death

10/13/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4413]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #752  [AotW citation 21224]