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Confederate (CSV)


T. E. Bigbee

(c. 1834 - ?)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old farmer, he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 5th Texas Infantry on 19 July 1861 at Houston, TX. He was sick in a hospital in Richmond, VA from September to 18 December, then furloughed home for 90 days. He was absent again, sick, in April 1862 and in July-August 1862.

On the Campaign

He fell to the rear, sick, and was reported missing at "Boonsboro" on 14 September 1862, but had been captured there.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware until sent to Aikens Landing, VA on 2 October for exchange, and was officially exchanged on 10 November. He was in a Richmond hospital by 13 October, treated for "irritable bladder", then furloughed to Horry, SC for 30 days on 19 November. He was listed as a deserter at Cleveland, TN on 18 November 1863, but returned to his Company on 25 June 1864. He was sick in Richmond in August and again furloughed, for 40 days, on 12 September, to the Anderson District, SC. He was with his Company again by November 1864 and was captured at Harper's Farm (or Farmville), VA on 6 April 1865. Giving his place of residence as the Abbeville District of South Carolina, he took an oath of allegiance and was paroled at Newport News, VA on 16 June 1865.

References & notes

His service from Polley1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3.


c. 1834


1   Polley, Joseph Benjamin, Hood's Texas Brigade, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910, pp. 332-334  [AotW citation 2488]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27723]