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Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Colonel B.D. Fry at Battle of Gettysburg

 
 
Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA marker (side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
1. Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA marker (side 1)
Inscription. (side 1)
Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA

Born Virginia; educated VMI and West Point; fought in Mexico; practiced law in California; married Alabamian whose family owned the Tallassee cotton mill; served as general in Walker’s ill-fated filibustering in Nicaragua; then returned to manage Tallassee mill. Colonel of the 13th Alabama Infantry in 1861; wounded in four different battles including Gettysburg where he commanded a brigade; promoted to Brigadier General May 1864. Following the War, he lived in Cuba, Florida, Alabama, and Virginia. President of Richmond cotton mill until his death there in 1891. Body returned to Montgomery to be buried beside his wife. (over)

(side 2)
Colonel B.D. Fry at Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863; Fry placed in command of Archer’s Brigade of Alabama and Tennessee troops following Archer’s capture. His brigade was on the right of Pettigrew’s Division and to the left of Pickett’s, the brigade of direction for the assault across the wheat field on July 3. Bravely leading his brigade up Cemetery Ridge under galling artillery and small~arms fire, he was wounded in the shoulder and thigh before being captured by the Federals. His troops reached the stone wall where his regimental color bearer stabbed an enemy soldier with his flag
Colonel B.D. Fry at Battle of Gettysburg marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
2. Colonel B.D. Fry at Battle of Gettysburg marker (side 2)
staff. Paroled in ’64 and promoted, he served until War’s end. (over)
 
Erected 1994 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 23.008′ N, 86° 17.784′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Upper Wetumpka Road and North Ripley Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is in front of both graves. Plot Lot 6, Square 32, Survey 3 Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Medicine / Montgomery's Confederate Hospitals (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Oakwood Cemetery (about 400 feet away); William C. Oates (about 800 feet away); Governor William Calvin Oates / Colonel W. C. Oates, CSA at Gettysburg (about 800 feet away); First Baptist Church (Brick-A-Day Church) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabama War Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Royal Air Force Burial Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ray W. Scott Jr. Founded Bass Anglers Movement (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .  Birkett D. Fry. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
Gen. Birkett D. Fry image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
3. Gen. Birkett D. Fry
Born in West Va.
June 24,1822
Died in Richmond, VA
Jan 21, 1891
 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Martha A. Fry image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
4. Martha A. Fry
Wife of B.D. Fry
Born in August, GA.
Sept. 6, 1823.
Died April 8, 1878.
Birkett Davenport Fry image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
5. Birkett Davenport Fry
Brig Gen 13 Ala Inf
Confederate States Army
Jun 24, 1822 - Jan 21 1891
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 93 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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