Unit: Company B, 13th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
Battles/engagements: Sharpsburg/Antietam; Spotsylvania Courthouse; likely other actions during the 13th Virginia Infantry's service in the Army of Northern Virginia
Meade Battaile was born in Culpeper County, Virginia in 1841 to Ann (Fitzhugh) and Charles Battaile, who had married in 1823. Ann, whose parents were Richard and Susannah (Meade) Fitzhugh, was a fifth generation direct descendant of William Fitzhugh, who purchased the 22,000-acre Ravensworth plantation in 1685. She grew up in their family home, the circa 1790 Oak Hill house on Wakefield Chapel Rd – the last survivor of three major Ravensworth plantation residences. The 1850 federal census recorded Ann, age 45, as head of household living in Culpeper County with seven children, of which nine year old Meade was the second youngest.
Meade Battaile died in 1906 at age about 65. The location is uncertain. His remains were moved to the Fairfax City Cemetery sometime after April 1910. A notice in the Fairfax Herald on May 10, 1910 announced that a Camp Marr CV committee had been appointed “to attend to the removal of the remains of Meade Battaile to the Confederate mound in the cemetery.”
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