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William B "Billy" Childs
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Birth: May 21, 1843
Pike County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1896
Kerr County
Texas, USA

During the Civil War Billy served with his father Edward in Company D of the 9th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, which was organized in Bradley County. Billy enlisted at Pine Bluff on July 25, 1861. Billy and Edward fought in the Battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862), by far the bloodiest battle in American history up to that time. Both men saw action in the Hornet's Nest, scene of the battle's fiercest fighting.

Billy also participated in the battle and siege of Vicksburg (May-July 1863). Vicksburg's surrender on July 4 was one of the turning points of the war, as the Union thus gained full control of the Mississippi River, dividing the Confederacy in half.

Billy was paroled on July 8.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Edward Washington Childs (1823 - 1909)
  Nancy Richardson Childs (1824 - 1867)
 
 Spouses:
  Emira Branch Childs (1856 - 1919)
  Cynthia McClendon Childs (1849 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Rachel Augusta Childs Newell (1869 - 1901)*
  Blanch Lorena Childs Lindsey (1871 - 1971)*
  Eddie Ira Childs (1876 - 1935)*
  William Graves Childs (1884 - 1889)*
  Cynthia Mae Childs Henderson (1890 - 1949)*
  Jesse Judson Childs (1892 - 1977)*
  Cary S Childs (1892 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  William B Childs (1843 - 1896)
  Henry Jay Childs (1846 - 1894)*
  James Lafayette Childs (1848 - 1944)**
  Jane Childs (1850 - 1867)*
  Frances Childs (1850 - 1867)*
  Marcaus Jackson Childs (1855 - 1890)*
  Robert Richard Childs (1859 - 1944)**
  Charles C Childs (1861 - 1944)*
  Elizabeth Childs Robertson (1865 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Nichols Cemetery
Ingram
Kerr County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Kelli Smythe
Record added: May 25, 2009
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William B Billy Childs
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