US Biddle, Alexander Williams, Lt. Colonel, Officers at Gettysburg, PA

Alexander Williams Biddle:
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Born: April 29, 1819
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Birthplace: Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Father: Thomas A. Biddle 1776 – 1857
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania)
Mother: Christine Biddle 1780 – 1861
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania)

Wife: Julia Williams Rush 1832 – 1898
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania)

Children:
Dr. Alexander Williams Biddle Jr. 1856 – 1916
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania)
Henry Rush Biddle 1858 – 1877
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania)
Julia Rush Biddle 1859 – 1885
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania)
James Wilmer Biddle 1861 – 1927
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania)
Marianne Biddle 1866 – 1917
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania)
Lynford Biddle 1871 – 1941
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania)

Education:
1838: Graduated from University of Pennsylvania
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Occupation before War:
1838 – 1842: Employee of Humphrey Shipping Firm in Philadelphia
1842 – 1861: Employee of Thomas Biddle & Co
1849 – 1858: Member of first troop of Philadelphia City Cavalry

Civil War Career:

1862 – 1863: Major of 121st​ Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry Regt.
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg Virginia
1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville Virginia
1863: Acting Regimental Commander at Battle of Gettysburg
1863 – 1864: Lt. Colonel of 121st​ Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
1863: Served in the Battle of Bristoe Station Virginia
1863: Promoted to rank of Colonel but not mustered as such.
1864: Discharged from the Union Army on January 9th​
1864 – 1865: Employee of Thomas Biddle and Company

Occupation after War:
Retired from Thomas Biddle and Company after close of the War.
Director of Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Director of Philadelphia Savings Fund Company
Director of Pennsylvania Company of Insurance for Annuities
Director of Lehigh Navigation Company
Director of Contributionship Insurance Company
President of Board of Philadelphia City Trusts
Member of board of managers of Pennsylvania Hospital
Executor of Estate of James Rush
Leader in Construction of Ridgway Library in Philadelphia


Died:
May 2, 1899
Place of Death: Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Cause of Death: Grip
Age at time of Death: 80 years old
Burial Place: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania



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