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William A Box

Birth: 21 Nov 1846

Death: 10 Jun 1927

(Aged 80 years, 6 months, 20 days.)

Burial: Colfax Cemetery
Colfax, Van Zandt County, Texas

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Served in Company B, 59th Inf., Alabama as Pvt

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59th Infantry Regiment was organized in November, 1863, at Charleston, Tennessee, from the 2nd and 4th Battalions, Hilliard's Alabama Legion. Its companies were from the counties of Randolph, Autauga, Pike, Tallapossa, Dale, Coosa, Barbour, and Butler. The unit was assigned to General Gracie's Brigade, took part in the Knoxville Campaign, then moved to Virginia. Here it lost heavily at Drewry’s Bluff and in June, 1864, had a force of about 240 men. Later it participated in the long Petersburg siege north of the James River and in various conflicts around Appomattox. Many were disabled at Sayler's Creek. Attached to Moody's brigade, it surrendered with 9 officers and 101 men. The field officers were Colonel Bolling Hall, Jr., Lieutenant Colonels George W. Huguley and John D. McKennan, and Major Lewis H. Crumpler.
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