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Joseph Lorenzo Bilisoly
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1840
Portsmouth
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
Death: May 14, 1904
Portsmouth
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA

Sgt. Major, 9th Virginia Infantry

Cashier of the Bank of Portsmouth. He was married to Elizabeth Mary Bourke. He was the son of Joseph Antonio Bilisoly and Elizabeth Ann Benson.

He was the grandson of Antonio S. Bilisoli, sailing master in the French fleet commanded by Count De Grasse, who in September 1781 defeated the British in the Battle of the Chesapeake.

From MLF and transcribed by SLGMSD:
Confederate Veteran Volume 12, page 545
Joseph Lorenzo Bilisoly
J.L. Bilisoly was born in 1840 and died May 14, 1904. He was a prominent citizen of Portsmouth, Virginia, being Cashier of the Bank of Portsmouth, a Director in the Star Publishing Company and interested in many other institutions connected with the upbuilding and prosperity of the city. He had also served as Commander of the Stonewall Camp, U.C.V. [United Confederate Veterans].

Comrade Bilisoly entered the Confederate service as a member of the Old Dominion Guards, Third Virginia Volunteers, afterwards Company K, Ninth Virginia Regiment and participated in the following engagements: Seven Pines, Warrenton Springs, Second Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg.

He acted as Sergeant Major of the regiment after Gettysburg, was in the field with Pickett's Division from its formation at Culpeper C.H. to the surrender at Appomattox. He was never absent from his command during the entire progress of the war, save for one short furlough in August 1864. He was the only clerk left at headquarters on the 9th of April 1865 and he did all the writing for the Assistant Adjutant General, filled out paroles for General Pickett and staff and made out the last report of the division. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Antonio Bilisoly (1799 - 1880)
  Elizabeth Ann Benson Bilisoly (1804 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Mary Bourke Bilisoly (1844 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  Walter Livingston Bilisoly (1866 - 1918)*
  Frank Nash Bilisoly (1868 - 1947)*
  Adele Virginia Bilisoly Bagley (1878 - 1970)*
  Louvel Antonio Bilisoly (1881 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Olivia Bilisoly Cooke (1823 - 1911)*
  Lucrece Bilisoly Schroeder (1824 - 1904)*
  Virginius Bartholomew Bilisoly (1826 - 1873)*
  Adele Virginia Bilisoly Boush (1828 - 1909)*
  Alexandrine Bilisoly Gray (1831 - 1909)*
  Lisle Augustus Bilisoly (1834 - 1918)*
  Antonio Leon Bilisoly (1836 - 1907)*
  Joseph Lorenzo Bilisoly (1840 - 1904)
  Cecile A Bilisoly Browne (1843 - 1875)*
  Cecile A. Bilisoly Browne (1843 - 1875)*
  Isabel Bilisoly Edwards (1848 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Portsmouth
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Row 1, Plot 20.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Feb 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24328404
Joseph Lorenzo Bilisoly
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Joseph Lorenzo Bilisoly
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Joseph Lorenzo Bilisoly
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