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Alexander Williams Biddle
Birth: Apr. 29, 1819
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 2, 1899
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. Served as Major, then Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the 121st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, with whom he fought at the Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Bristoe Station. He commanded his unit at the Battle of Gettysburg, where it was one of the first Union Infantry units to deployed on the field on the first day of the fight. Major Biddle's regiment initially were successful in repulsing attacks from Confederate forces, but collapsed under the growing pressure from superior numbers the Confederates were able to bring to bear around the McPherson House. Today, his name is inscribed on the 121st Pennsylvania's monument along South Reynolds Avenue in the Gettysburg National Military Park. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas A. Biddle (1776 - 1857)
  Christine Biddle (1780 - 1861)
 
 Spouse:
  Julia Williams Rush Biddle (1832 - 1898)
 
 Children:
  Alexander Williams Biddle (1856 - 1916)*
  Henry Rush Biddle (1858 - 1877)*
  Julia Rush Biddle (1859 - 1885)*
  James Wilmer Biddle (1861 - 1927)*
  Mariamne Biddle (1866 - 1917)*
  Lynford Biddle (1871 - 1941)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Jonathan Biddle (1807 - 1862)*
  Clement Biddle (1810 - 1879)*
  Thomas Alexander Biddle (1814 - 1888)*
  Henry Jonathan Biddle (1817 - 1862)*
  Alexander Williams Biddle (1819 - 1899)
  Jonathan Williams Biddle (1821 - 1856)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section X, Lots 151-152
 
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Record added: Apr 18, 2001
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Alexander Williams Biddle
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Alexander Williams Biddle
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Alexander Williams Biddle
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