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Surnames starting with Bo through By

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Can you tell me more? I am collecting short Biographies on each soldier from an Alabama unit to be displayed on the Soldier Roots pages. With each Bio, I will display the Email address of the contributor or contributors as source/contacts for other researchers. Send the following information to me, Carolyn Golowka.

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ADAH, seen below as a source, stands for the Alabama Department of Archives and History
ADAH is linked to the Civil War Service Database, which is a treasure of information
For more information about this database,
click here



BOLES, Richard , (Private, Company “B” 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died November 04, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 842 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BOON, T. W. (Private, Co. "K" 2nd Alabama Infantry Regiment, "Jackson County Rifles")
BOOTH, Samuel, Sgt. (Private, Company H, 9th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
BOTTENBURG
, Jas., (Private, Company “B” 16th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BOWDEN, W. L. (Private, R. J. Chisolm's Cavalry Company, Henry County Local Defense) born 1847 – died 1874; living in Houston County Alabama. Enlisted August 1, 1863 at age 16; Authority: Muster in roll August 15, 1863.  Sources: the late Homer Jones; 
ADAH
BOWDOIN,
John F. (Private, Company K, 25th Alabama Infantry) b. June 1837 – d. December 1914 and Buried In Moore Cemetery Coffee County, Alabama  
BOWSMAN
, John (Private, Company “I” 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BOX
, Allen (Private, Company G, 42nd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Enlisted May 9, 1862 at St. Clair County Alabama; Present for Muster in Roll May 16, 1862 at Columbus, Mississippi; Captured October 13, 1862 at Oxford Mississippi; Died February 4, 1863 of Variola at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois. Deceased Soldier Claim filed by Pheby Ann Box, widow, Trout Creek, Alabama. Sources:
ADAH
BOX
, Henry (Private, Company G, 23rd (42nd) Alabama Infantry Regiment) Enlisted May 9, 1862 at St. Clair County Alabama; Present for Muster in Roll May 16, 1862 at Columbus, Mississippi; Captured: December 4, 1862 Water Valley, Mississippi; Died February 5, 1863 of Variola at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois; Deceased Soldier Claim filed June 29, 1964 by Nancy J. Box, widow, Trout Creek, Alabama Sources:
ADAH
BOYD,
Enoch, (Private, Company “C” 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died December 29, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number _ at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BOYD,
John, (Private, Company “F” 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died February 05, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1894 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BRACEWELL, Ben S. (Sergeant, Company G., 39th Alabama Infantry) February 28, 1832 – d. June 11, 1893 and Buried Enterprise City Cemetery, North Main Street, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama
BRADBERRY,
J. H., (Private, Company “C” 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died April 13, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 2698 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BRADLEY
, A. (Private, Company “B” 34th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee 
BRADY, M. H. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Absent on sick furlough from December 26, 1861. Discharged with disability at Hall's Mill, Alabama, January 30, 1862.
BRAMLETT
, J. M. (Private, Company E, 51st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
BRANNON
, J. B., Company “F” 45th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BRECKENRIDGE,
Joseph F., (Private, Company “I” 61st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died March 23, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1691 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BRENT, John H. (3rd Corporal, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) killed Wilderness Virginia on May 6, 1864.
BROCK,
James W. (Private, Company F, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment) b. December 15, 1828 – d. April 21, 1892 and buried In Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Coffee County, Alabama  
BROOKS
, Benjamin C., (Private Company I, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment) b. 1827 – d. 1889; buried at Magnolia Cemetery, Andalusia Covington County Alabama  
BROOKS
, D. Perry (Private, Company “K” 34th Alabama Infantry Regiment/ Private, Company “F” 8th Alabama Infantry Regiment) [1844--1929] Romney Cemetery Eastland County Texas
BROOKS,
W P, (Private, Company “A” 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Wounded at Battle of Seven Pines. Source: List Of Casualties In The Battles Below Richmond Saturday, May 31, and June 1, 1862. Richmond Enquirer, 6/10/1862
BROWN
, B. P., (Private, Maney's Battery Alabama Artillery) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BROWN, G. W. (Private, Company “I” 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BROWN,
H. H. (Sergeant, Company “F” 59th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died December 13, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1133 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BROWN, J. B. (Private, Company “J” 34th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BROWN, J. L. (Private, Company B, 12th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
BROWN
, J. W., (32nd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BROWN, S. B. (Private, Company “I” 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BROWN, Samuel G. (Private, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) died Fort Delaware Maryland on October 30, 1863.
BROWN,
Searcy P. (Private, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) killed Frazier’s Farm Virginia on June 30, 1862.
BROWNING
, J. H. (unit unknown) New DeLeon Cemetery Comanche County, Texas
BROWNING,
Simpson (Private, Company F, 15th Alabama Infantry) Enlisted in Brundidge, Pike County, July 3, 1861. died from disease at Haymarket, Virginia November 1, 1861. 
Married Elizabeth M. L. A. Averett in Thomas County, Georgia on May 19, 1842.  
BRUNER
, John (Private, Company “F” 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BRYANT, B. (Private, Company “H” 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BRYANT, James Daniel (Private, Company D, 51st Alabama Partisan Rangers)
BRYSON, George W. (2nd Corporal, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) wounded at Gettysburg Pennsylvania on July 3, 1863 and died July 10, 1863.
BUCKHALT,
James J., (Private, Company “B” 10th Georgia Confederate Infantry) born 1848 – died 1915; living in Houston County Alabama. Enlisted April 1864 in Dawson Georgia and discharged 1865. Authority: Pension record card Houston County; Alabama pension number 33974 Application witnessed by M. J. Belflower and W. H. Rigell. Sources: the late Homer Jones;
ADAH 
BUIE
, Daniel Calvin (Private, Company "A" 2nd Florida Cavalry Regiment, CSA) Daniel Calvin Buie was born February 8, 1846 in Gadsden County Florida and died in Houston County Alabama on June 6, 1912 and is buried at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. He came to Henry County Alabama with his parents, Mary McKenzie and John William Buie between 1850 and 1855. He enlisted at Camp Jehu, Florida in 1863 and was paroled in April 1865. Widow's application #33975, Houston County, Alabama. Witnessed by M. D. (Michael DeVane) King and D. F. McDougald. He served in this unit with his cousin ,John A. Buie, son of Archibald and Effie Wiggins Buie of Henry County, Alabama. Daniel was married to Makey America Barber who was born about 1848 in Gadsden County Florida and died December 28, 1919 in Houston County Alabama and is buried at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Daniel Calvin signed, as a witness, 
William Rufus King's Confederate Pension Application and was a neighbor for many years in the Ebenezer Baptist Church area of what is now a part of Houston County.  I believe my Great Grandfather, William Calvin King is named after him. Just a guess mind you but that is the first time the name 'Calvin' appears in the King family line. He was born in Henry County in 1858. Rick Richter
BULLARD
, J. W. (Private, Company A, 33rd Alabama Infantry) b. March 26, 1819 – d. May 3, 1900 and Buried Enterprise City Cemetery, North Main Street, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama
BULLOCK
, D. (Private, Company G, 9th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
BULLOCK,
Edward C. (Private, Company “B” 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment /IG, General Clements Staff / JAG, Army of Pensacola / Colonel, 18th Alabama Infantry Regiment) December 7, 1822 – died December 23, 1861 at Montgomery Alabama; son of Eliza G. Courtney and William B. Bullock. Edward married Mary J. Snipes, (1815 – 1858) Both buried Fairview Cemetery, Barbour County Alabama. Contributed by the late Homer Jones
BURDESHAW,
John T. (Private, Company “K” 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died March 23, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1516 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BURDETT,
Alfred W., , (Private, Company “B” 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died September 05, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 233 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BURDETT, Benjamin Apling, (Private, Company “E” 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Randolph Rangers”) 
  
BURDETT, James W. (Private, Captain J. Falkner's Randolph County Home Guard, Alabama Militia) 
BURDETT, Littleton Jesse, (Private, Company “E” 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Randolph Rangers”) 
BURDETT, L. S. (Private, Company “G” 34th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee. 
BURDETT, Samuel Monroe, (Private, Company “E” 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Randolph Rangers”) 
BURDICK
, W. G. (Private, Company “E” 34th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BURGESS, James W. (Private, Company “E” 31st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Born September 27, 1826 – Died September 23, 1909  and  buried at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Clay, Alabama. 
BURKE,
Isaac, (Private, Company “C” 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died June 25, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 2822 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BURKE,
Joseph, (Private, Company “C” 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died January 22, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1601 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BURKE,
William, (Private, Company “B” 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died December 07, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1184 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BURKETT
, Aaron Emanuel, (Butler County Alabama) Company A 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, CSA (Manuel) entered service September 1862 at Ft. Morgan in Company A, 1st Battalion of Arty. Captured September 1864 at Ft. Morgan; transferred to Elmira, New York prison until release in 1865 (son of Caleb Burkett)  Source:
Tony Powell
BURKETT
, Bartillo, (Butler County Alabama) Company  A, 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, CSA (captured as well at Ft. Morgan, transferred to Elmira New York prison until release (son of Joseph Burkett)
Tony Powell 
BURKETT
, Evan, (Butler County Alabama) Company A, 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, CSA (Irwin/Ivan) captured at Ft. Morgan, transferred to Elmira, New York prison until released in 1865 (son of James Burkett) Source
Tony Powell 
BURKETT
, George H.,  (Butler County Alabama) Company  A, 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, CSA (G. H. Burkett, Captured at Ft. Morgan, transferred to Elmira, New York  prison. Died, March 11, 1865. grave # 1845, Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira, New York (son of John Burkett who was son of William Burkett)
TSource Tony Powell 
BURKETT
, Joshua, (Butler County Alabama) Company A 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, CSA (captured at Ft. Morgan, Aug. 23, 1864; transferred first to Ft. Columbus, New York; later transferred to Elmira, New York prison. Died from Typhoid Fever, January 4, 1865; grave # 1248, Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira, New York (son of Caleb Burkett) Source
Tony Powell 
BURKETT
, Levi - Company D, 33rd Alabama Infantry, buried Union Cemetery Butler County Alabama Source
Tony Powell 
BURNS
, Robert (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Died at Medical College Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, December 16, 1863. 
BURRAGE,
James R. (Private, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) killed at Frazier’s Farm Virginia on June 30, 1862
BURREN
, H. M. (Private, Company D, 7th Alabama Cavalry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
BURROW
, John W.  (Private, Co. "K" 2nd Alabama Infantry Regiment, "Jackson County Rifles")
BURROW
, R. F. (Private, Co. "K" 2nd Alabama Infantry Regiment, "Jackson County Rifles")
BUSBIN
, Isaac (Private, Company “E” 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
BUSBY, George (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. Detailed as a teamster, February/March 1862 rolls. Captured at Corinth, Mississippi, May 28, 1862. Sent from Alton, Illinois for exchange at Vicksburg, Mississippi, September 23, 1862. Returned to duty from sick absence, October 26, 1863. Paroled at Meridian, Mississippi, May 9, 1865. Married K. Jane Bennett in Chilton County, Alabama, February 6, 1876.
BUSBY
, T. P. (Private, Co. K, 2nd Alabama Infantry Regiment, "Jackson County Rifles")
BUSH, John Erwin (Private, Company C, 2nd Regiment, Alabama Reserve, later 63rd Alabama Infantry) Son of Louis & Elizabeth Chadwick Bush, born August 20, 1846, died May 29, 1918 and is buried in the Hyram Cemetery (aka Bush Family Cemetery); from Seale, Russell County, Alabama. Enlisted May 25, 1864; promoted to Corporal; was reported present October 31, 1864 last on which borne.  Prisoner of War records show that he was surrendered at Citronella, Alabama May 4, 1865 and was paroled at Meridian, Mississippi on May 11, 1865.  John married Frances Theodocia Arant (August 13, 1849 - September 8, 1941).  Their children were:  William T, (July 9, 1870 - March 17, 1947); Monroe Alexander (b. August 1873); Ahe (?) E. (born May 4, 1881); Kate E. (April 12, 1883- December 2, 1970)); Minnie Lee (June 15, 1885 - July 24, 1905); Buck Glenn (b. May 23, 1889 - April 24, 1970)); Albert (born April 1891).  Sources: 
ADAH Civil War Service Database; Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System; Robert A. Bush; US Census Records; Hyram Cemetery, Russell Co., AL.
BUSH,
Hiram (Private Company H, 24th Alabama Infantry Regiment) He died while a prisoner at Louisville, Kentucky. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville. The unit may have been captured at Missionary Ridge. Louisville was used as a temporary prison for Confederate prisoners before they were sent North to permanent Union prisons. Erick
BUSH, Levi (Private, Company A, 3rd Battalion Reserves) Born about 1820 in South Carolina, died September 17, 1864, buried Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.
BUSH, Louis (Private, Company B, 3rd Battalion Reserves)
BUSH, Silas (Private, Kolb's Battery, Alabama Artillery) b. 1835, d. 1918; buried in Enterprise City Cemetery, North Main Street, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama 
BUTLER, Jas. A. (Private, Alabama) Captured: March 9, 1862 Fort Donelson; died August 31, 1862 at Alton Federal Military Prison, Illinois 
BUTLER
, William L., (Private Company I, 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment CSA) (no dates) Buried at the Roach Family Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama. Jennifer (Quigley)
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BUTTS, Thomas J. (Sergeant, Company "A" 1st Alabama Artillery) Died January 14, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira, New York; buried in Plot Number 1450 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BYNUM, Riley (Private, Company "I" 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee
BYNUM, Tom (Private, Company "B: 28th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee
BYRD, Acrel T. (Private, Company “F” 27th Alabama Infantry Regiment) born 1847 – Died 1901; living in Houston County Alabama  Enlisted July 21, 1864 at Clopton Dale County Alabama; Paroled at Greensboro North Carolina and discharged May 1, 1865. Authority: The Adjutant General's Office April 23, 1914. Sources:  Homer Jones;
ADAH 
BYRD
, Edward E. (Lieutenant, Company I, 33rd Alabama Infantry) August 22, 1838 – d. April 4, 1912 and Buried Enterprise City Cemetery, North Main Street, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama the son of Mary Andrews and Benjamin Byrd. Sources:  the late Homer Jones.
BYRD
, Ransom (Private, Company I, 33rd Alabama Infantry) Ransom born February 23, 1841 – died September 29, 1914 and Buried Enterprise City Cemetery, North Main Street, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama the son of Nancy or Sarah Gurley and Acrel Byrd (b: December 16, 1815 in Johnson County North Carolina – died in Alabama) Ransom married Martha Jane Dowling (b: May 27, 1848 in Henry County Alabama - d: September 10, 1919 in Alabama the daughter of Anna Oates and Edward Dowling. She is buried Enterprise City Cemetery, North Main Street, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama ) One known child:  Leila Jane Byrd b: June 18, 1872 d: March 06, 1921. Sources:  the late Homer Jones; 
Christine Grimes Thacker
BYRD
, Richard D. (Private, Company E, 15th Alabama Infantry) Richard Daniel Byrd was born September 21, 1838 – died October 15, 1922 and Buried Enterprise City Cemetery, North Main Street, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama the son of Nancy or Sarah Gurley and Acrel Byrd (b: December 16, 1815 in Johnson County North Carolina – died in Alabama). Richard married  January 3, 1868 to Sarah Whittington Johnson (the book has a dau for them Sarah Elizabeth Byrd (b 8/17/1864?? could be a Typo??) Sources: 
Christine Grimes Thacker; the late Homer Jones
BYRD
, Thomas A. (Private, Company E, 53rd Alabama Mounted Infantry) b. September 18, 1840 – b. March 21, 1937 and Buried Enterprise City Cemetery, North Main Street, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama the son of Mary Andrews and Benjamin Byrd.. Sources: the late Homer Jones
BYRUM, Robet M. (Private, Co. "K" 2nd Alabama Infantry Regiment, "Jackson County Rifles") Born 1844, died 1893, buried Jackson County, Alabama

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