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Confederate (CSV)


William A. Bedell

(1833 - ?)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was appointed First Lieutenant when the Company was organized in Galveston County, TX, and mustered with them as Company L, First Texas Infantry for Confederate service on 30 August 1861 near Manassas, VA. He was on recruiting duty in Texas from February to April 1862 and was elected Captain in May 1862. He was wounded at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the face in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 while in command of the Company, and was captured there.

The rest of the War

He was exchanged and returned to duty, date not given. He was acting Major of the regiment and wounded again, in action at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. By December 1864 he commanded the regiment as senior officer and he was paroled at Appomattox Court House on 12 April 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 His command at Sharpsburg from F.B. Chilton's Unveiling and Dedication of Monument to Hood's Texas Brigade (1910).




1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143  [AotW citation 1562]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 78  [AotW citation 21031]