{⋆★⋆} BG Fry, Birkett D.

Birkett Davenport Fry
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Born: June 24, 1822

Birth Place: Kanawha County, Virginia

Father: Francis Thornton Fry Sr. 1787 – 1861
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​

Mother: Eliza Rootes Thompson 1794 – 1885
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​

Wife: Martha A. Fry 1823 – 1878
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama)​

Education:

Attended Virginia Military Institute​
Attended West Point Military Academy​

Occupation before War:

Served in the Mexican War rising to Lt.​
One of the forty Niner's in California​
Cotton Manufacture in Alabama​
Cotton Mill Owner in Tallassee, Alabama​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1864: Colonel of 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Seven Pines​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Antietam​
1863: Wounded during the Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863: Wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg​
1863 – 1864: Prisoner of War held by the Union Army​
1864: Served in the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864 – 1865: Commander of a military District in South Carolina And Georgia​

Occupation after War:

Lived in Havana Cuba Hotels with other confederate generals​
Businessman in Tallahassee, Alabama​
President of Cotton Mill in Richmond, Virginia​

Died: January 21, 1891

Place of Death: Richmond, Virginia

Cause of Death: Diarrhea and Hemorrhage of the bowels

Age at time of Death: 68 years old

Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama
 
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Polloco

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At Chancellorsvillr Fry took over the brigade when Gen. James Archer took over the division. Fry again took over the brigade when Archer was captured at Gettysburg.It was during Pickett's Charge that Fry was wounded for the 4th time and captured. He remained a captive until April 1864.. When released he came under Gen. Beauregard's command and fought at Drewry's Bluff and was rewarded with a promotion to brigadier general.
 

Polloco

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One biography of Fry states that he flunked out of West Point due to a "deficiency in mathematics". The biography states it was the class of 1866, but I feel this is a typo and meant 1846. Stonewall Jackson's and McClellan's class!
 

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One biography of Fry states that he flunked out of West Point due to a "deficiency in mathematics". The biography states it was the class of 1866, but I feel this is a typo and meant 1846. Stonewall Jackson's and McClellan's class!
Thanks for the answers before I even asked the question! Thank you @gentlemanrob for your awesome research on all these forgotten soldiers profiles. Enjoyed the reading.
 
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