William C. Bragg

William C. Bragg

Birth
Death 13 Jul 1933 (aged 85–86)
Burial Maysville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 15506877 · View Source
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VETERAN
American Civil War - CSA
Co. K, 4th AL Cavalry

The Huntsville Times, Thursday Afternoon, July 13, 1933. William C. Bragg, Civil War Vet, Succumbs At 86. Aged New Market Resident Dies After Long Illness. Funeral Services Will Be Tomorrow. 12 Remaining Veterans Will Act As Honorary Pallbearers. William C. Bragg, 86, one of the 13 remaining Confederate veterans in Madison County, died at his home near New Market at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Bragg had been in failing health for some time but his condition was not thought serious until recently. Funeral services will be held at the Cameron church at New Market at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon with the Revs. Harvey Hauk, R. T. Blackwell and C. S. Townes officiating. Interment will follow in the Cameron cemetery there with Laughlin-McCaleb in charge. Frank and Walter McGehee, Samuel L. Baker, J. H. St. Clair, Tom Sisco, John Hillis, Joe Mitchell and Jasen Capshaw will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will include the 12 remaining Confederate veterans, J. A. Steger, Dr. A. S. Doak, Thomas E. Hereford, William T. Bennett, I. D. Cobb, John H. Fears, William J. Canterbury, A. J. Ikard, Seaborn Keel, J. P. Payne, W. C. Myrick and E. D. Smithwick; T. G. Hereford, J. E. McCaleb, Judge Thomas W. Jones, Thomas Hall, I. Wind, J. O. Orman, and Drs. M. M. Duncan, J. L. Jordan, A. L. Griffith, E. V Caldwell, J. B Laughlin and C. A. Grote. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie Bragg; two daughters, Mrs. R. D. Ward of Huntsville and Mrs. Otis Neely of New Market; two step-daughters, Mrs. John Fanning and Mrs. John Giles, both of Huntsville; one son in Louisville, Ky., and a number of grandchildren. Mr. Bragg joined Company K of the Fourth Alabama Regiment at New Market during October, 1864, at the age of 17. Joining late in the struggle, he was never in any of the important battles of the remaining nine months, but spent his time as a member of Joe Wheeler's Brigade stationed here in North Alabama. He aided in breaking up a Yankee renegade force under Captain John Sparks, who was hung after the surrender. The encounter occurred in Jackson County, and ended after the Confederates killed and captured so many of the enemy that the organization was permanently disbanded. Mr. Bragg was a member of the small force of Rebels which, under the command of Captain Frank peppered a train load of Yankees with buckshot up in the northern part of the county, killing seven of the enemy. While reconnoitering with Dr. "Meg" Robinson, another local recruit on the old Flem Rigney Place above Maysville, the veteran and his companion captured seven pickets, without firing a shot, by sneaking in upon them early in the morning. Mr. Bragg surrendered at New Market on May 11, 1865. (provided by Joe Swift from his sister Peggy Swift's archives)


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  • Created by: Marigay
  • Added: 26 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15506877
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William C. Bragg (1847–13 Jul 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15506877, citing Cameron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Maysville, Madison County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Marigay (contributor 47219241) .