Pvt Richard B Bagwell

Pvt Richard B Bagwell

Birth
Georgia, USA
Death 1913 (aged 64–65)
Walker County, Georgia, USA
Burial Chickamauga, Walker County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 10349306 · View Source
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Bagwell, R. B.
Co. B, 6th Ga. Inf.
b. 1848 Lytle, Walker County, GA
d. 1913
Residence Dade County GA;
Enlisted on 2/11/1864 as a Private.
On 2/11/1864 he mustered into "B" Co. GA 6th Infantry
He was Surrendered on 4/26/1865 at Greensboro, NC

Sources:
Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
Confederate Military History

Richard B. Bagwell, a merchant and farmer, residing at Lytle, Walker county, of which he is a native, entered the Confederate service in 1863 as a private in Company B of the Sixth Georgia Infantry, the original command of Gen. A. H. Colquitt, and then a part of General Colquitt's brigade, on duty on the South Carolina coast.
He joined the regiment there and served about Charleston until the brigade was ordered to Florida early in 1864. On February 20th he took part in the famous battle of Olustee, or Ocean Pond, defeating the Federal expedition against Lake City. Early in, May they were hurried to Virginia, and were soon in battle against Ben Butler at Drewry's Bluff and other points on the Richmond and Petersburg line.
Private Bagwell served throughout the great conflict about the Confederate capital until December 23, 1864, fighting at Cold Harbor, Malvern Hill, siege of Petersburg, Fort Harrison and various points on the Petersburg line, until December 23, 1864, when they were ordered to the rescue of Fort Fisher, near Wilmington, N. C.
They operated about that fortress, skirmishing at Sugar Loaf hill, and after its surrender fell back to Kinston, and were in battle at Kinston. Goldsboro and Bentonville. Toward the last he was detached as provost guard at Company Shops, N. C., and Greensboro, and at the time of the surrender was with the Twenty-second Mississippi regiment, which was on provost guard at Greensboro, N. C. In the course of his service he was once wounded, in front of Petersburg.

Source: Confederate Military History Vol. VII p. 479


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  • Maintained by: Ken Townsend
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 20 Jan 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10349306
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Richard B Bagwell (Jun 1848–1913), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10349306, citing Chickamauga Cemetery, Chickamauga, Walker County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Ken Townsend (contributor 46863733) .