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 Alexander Williams Biddle

Alexander Williams Biddle

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 May 1899 (aged 80)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section X, Lots 151-152
Memorial ID 21657 · View Source
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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.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 18 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21657
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : 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 .