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47th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Wilson Pulaski BruceRank: Private Company: D

my 3rd great grandfather : W. Pulaski Bruce was born April 27, 1836 in Greene Co., Ga. W. Pulaski Bruce enlisted as a Private in Company D, 47th Alabama Infantry and was listed as a Gunsmith in a report dated December 4, 1862. The 47th Alabama Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Loachapoka, Alabama, in May, 1862, and moved to Virginia in June. Most of its members were drawn from Chambers, Tallapoosa, Cherokee and Coosa counties. During the war it was assigned to General Taliaferro’s, Law’s and W. F. Perry’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 47th fought in many battles of the army from Cedar Mountain to Cold Harbor, except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga and Knoxville. It participated in the Petersburg siege north of the James River and the final campaign at Appomattox. Private Bruce died on August 19, 1912 in Troup Co., Ga. and is buried at Hillview Cemetery in LaGrange, Ga.

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