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15th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Benjamin F. BigbieRank: Private Company: E

BIGBIE/BIGBY, BENJAMIN F. Rank: Private Enlisted: 3 July 1861 at Westville, Dale County Service History: Absent on detail: Winchester, Va., 1862/05/25. Cross Keys, Va., 1863/06/08. Cold Harbor, 1862/06/27. Malvern Hill, 1862/07/02. Cedar Mt. 1862/08/09. Hazel River, 1862/08/23. Manassas Junction, 1862/08/27. Manassas Plains, 1862/08/28, 29, 30. Chantilly, 1862/09/01. Present: Harpers Ferry, 1862/09/13. Suffolk, Va., 1863/05/03. Wounded: Sharpsburg, 1862/09/17. Absent wounded: Shepard Town, Va., 1862/09/18. Absent on Furlough: Fredericksburg, Va., 1862/12/13. Captured: Gettysburg, Pa., 1863/07/02. Date of Birth: 29 August 1837 Place of Birth: Clay County, Georgia Date of Death: Died as a POW Place of Death: Point Lookout Prison Camp Buried: Maryland Father: Rev. Thomas Bigbie (b 19 November 1795 in Abbeville District, South Carolina, d 28 June 1870 in Pondtown, Hartford, Geneva County, Alabama; son of Archibald Bigbie and Suzanne Mattison) Mother: Mary Burnett (b 21 April 1801 in South Carolina, d 21 October 1861 in what is now Geneva County, Alabama, was then part of Dale) Spouse(s): Malissa E. Ward, married 13 June 1856 Children: Malissa Occupation: Farmer Residence(s): Clay County, Georgia; Dale County, Alabama Other: Brothers Llewellyn Washington Bigbie and Thomas T. Bigbie served in Co G, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regt. Thomas, who was a twin to Benjamin, died in October of 1864 as a POW at Camp Douglas, Illinois. Half-brother James Newton Bigbie served with Co F of the 1st Mississippi Volunteers under Jefferson Davis in the Mexican War. He lost his left arm at Buena Vista, but continued to serve. He was Captain of the 1st Volunteer Co. of Harris County, Georgia, in the War Between the States. Photographs: Parents Rev. Thomas Bigbie and Mary Burnett Bigbie, Pondtown United Methodist Church, Hartford, Geneva County, Alabama

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