|Birth: ||Jan. 20, 1833|
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 1891|
Son of Isaac and Mary Bridwell of Stafford County; brother of Silas.
Company A "Stafford Rangers" of Stafford County, 9th Virginia Cavalry, W.H.F. Lee's Brigade, Fitz. Lee's Division, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.
Residence Stafford County; 28 year-old farmer.
Enlisted for 12 months' service on 4/21/1861 at Stafford County Court House, VA., he was mustered into Captain Thomas Waller's Company "Stafford Rangers" of Stafford County, as a Private. (This company subsequently became Company A.)
Horse appraised at $110; lost it 5/23/1861 and had to be detailed on Regimental Trains as teamster most of enlistment.
Reenlisted for 2 years' service upon end of initial enlistment; due $50 Reenlistment Bounty.
Present on all rolls until listed as AWOL on Nov & Dec 1863 Roll.
Present on all rolls until listed as AWOL 7/17-28/1864 on 10/6/1864 final roll.
The 9th Cavalry Regiment was formed in January, 1862, using the 1st Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus. Its companies were from the counties of Stafford, Caroline, Westmoreland, Lancaster, Essex, Spotsylvania, Lunenburg, King William, King George, and Richmond.
It fought in the Seven Days' Battles, the conflicts at Gainesville, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Dumfries, Rapidan Station, Brandy Station, Upperville, Hanover, Gettysburg, Williamsport, Funkstown, Culpeper Court House, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, and Todd's Tavern. Later it skirmished around Richmond and Petersburg, then was active in the Appomattox operations.
(bio by: BigFrench)
Cedar Run Cemetery
Prince William County
Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Aug 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11489769