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William Lipscomb

Birth: 19 Mar 1815

Death: 17 May 1898

(Aged 83 years, 1 months, 28 days.)

Burial: Vernant Park Baptist Church Cemetery
Magnolia Springs, Baldwin County, Alabama

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Served in Company A, 43rd Inf., Alabama as Pvt

In 1860 at age 45 he was in the Western Division of Marengo, AL
Enlisted on 5/1/1862 as a Private.

On 5/1/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. AL 43rd Infantry
He was Surrendered on 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA
(Estimated date of enlistment)

on Mar 11, 1862 at age 46 He served in the Military at Spring Hill, Marengo, AL in the 43rd Infantry Regiment Company A.
In 1870 the Census shows him in Baldwin Co., AL
In 1880 at age 65 the Census shows him in Tatemville, Baldwin, AL
In 1898 on May 17th at age 83 his death and burial in Vernant Park, Baldwin, AL.

Sources used:
- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- Southern Historical Society Papers: Appomattox Paroles ANV
Unit Details:
43rd Infantry Regiment was organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, and immediately moved to Tennessee. The men were recruited in the counties of Marengo, Greene, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Jefferson, and Mobile. It served for a time under the command of General Leadbetter, then transferred to Gracie's Birgade. The regiment spent the winter of 1862-1863 at Cumberland Gap, fought at Chickamauga, and after the Knoxville Campaign served in Virginia. It continuted the fight at Drewry's Bluff and in the Petersburg siege north of the James River. During the last month of the war it was placed in Moody's Brigade and was active in various conflicts around Appomattox. At Cumberland Gap the unit had about 600 effectives, reported 16 killed and 83 wounded at Chickamauga, lost many at Sayler's Creek, and surrendered with 15 officers and 113 men. Its commanders were Colonels Archibald Gracie, Jr. and Young M. Moody; Lieutenant Colonel John J. Jolly; and Majors T.M. Barbour, Robert D. Hart, and William J. Mims.
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