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W.T. Bilbro

W.T. Bilbro

Confederate (CSV)


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 there as 3rd Corporal in Company C, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 27 April 1861 and was promoted to First Corporal on 13 May. 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, probably to date from 14 May 1863 when Captain Bryan resigned, 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.


10/28/1838; Muscogee, GA


05/12/1864; Spotsylvania Court House, VA; burial in Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=13876, etc  [AotW citation 25578]