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Alexander Williams Biddle

  • Birth 29 Apr 1819 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 2 May 1899 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section X, Lots 151-152
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  • Memorial ID 21657

Civil War Union Army Officer. Served as Major, then Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the 121st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, with whom he fought at the Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Bristoe Station. He commanded his unit at the Battle of Gettysburg, where it was one of the first Union Infantry units to deployed on the field on the first day of the fight. Major Biddle's regiment initially were successful in repulsing attacks from Confederate forces, but collapsed under the growing pressure from superior numbers the Confederates were able to bring to bear around the McPherson House. Today, his name is inscribed on the 121st Pennsylvania's monument along South Reynolds Avenue in the Gettysburg National Military Park.

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  • Added: 18 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21657
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Williams Biddle (29 Apr 1819–2 May 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21657, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .