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8th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: William Elbert MasseyRank: Chaplain Company: A

This is my gg grandfather (1833-1873). His father was Darling S. Massey (1806-1836). WEM's wife was his 1st cousin Martha Jarome Massey. One of William E. Massey's son's was James Moore Massey (my g grandfather). One of JMM's daughters was Martha Isobel Massey (my grandmother). WEM is buried in Perry Co.,AL in a Massey family cemetery with a CSA grave stone with 8th Ala Inf. and Chaplin marked on it. He lived at Radfordville, AL when he enlisted. He enlisted in the 8th Inf 2/16/1863 in Marion,AL as a PVT. Appt. Chaplin 11/10/1863. (In 1860 he was studying for the ministry at Howard College, Marion, AL). Was at Chancellorsville 5/3/1863. Absent sick, Gettysburg, July 2-3,1863 and Bristow Station, Oct.14, 1863. He originally enlisted in 40th Reg. Ala. Vol. (Col. Colman) 10/16/1862 (by W.B. Livingston) and discharged from it 11/28/1862. He survived the war but was murdered by a Dr. Moses H. Daniel in Perry County, AL.

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Contact Name: James B. Robertson
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