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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 4 2 Browse Search
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t. John W. Rentz, at Sharpsburg; Maj. John T. Smith, at Chancellorsville; Adjt. L. P. Broughton, at the Wilderness; Capt. R. M. Cook, at Second Cold Harbor; Lieut. David R. Staggers, near Bristoe Station. Among the other field officers were: Birkett D. Fry, afterward distinguished as a brigadier-general; Col. James Aiken, Lieut.-Cols. Julius C. Mitchell, Samuel B. Marks, Reginald H. Dawson, William H. Betts and Maj. John D. Smith. Extracts from official war Records. Vol. Ii—(1000) MentioGaines' Mill; 10 killed and 47 wounded at Malvern Hill. Vol. XI, Part 3—(482) 474 strong within the post at Yorktown. (533) Rains' brigade, Fourth division, May 21, 1862. (650) Colquitt's brigade, Stonewall Jackson's army, July 23, 1862. Col. B. D. Fry in command of regiment. Vol. XIX, Part—(809) Assignment as above during Maryland campaign. (1020, 1027) Report of D. H. Hill, Maryland campaign: Colonel Fry, who had been wounded at Seven Pines, was once more wounded severely a
ce. He has attended to his professional business, keeping out of politics. One of his brothers, Lieut.-Col. George Hoke Forney, of the First Confederate battalion, fell at the Wilderness, at the age of twenty-eight. Maj. Daniel P. Forney, of the Second Alabama, is an elder brother, and Capt. Alexander Brevard Forney, who in 1847 represented Lowndes county in the Alabama legislature, is a cousin. His wife is the daughter of E. L. Woodward, a merchant of Calhoun county. Brigadier-General Birkett Davenport Fry was born in Kanawha county, Va., June 24, 1822. His father was Thornton Fry, grandson of Col. Joshua Fry, who figured in colonial history. He was educated at Washington college, Pa., at the Virginia military institute, and at West Point. He did not remain at West Point to graduate, but studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1846. When ten new regiments were raised for the Mexican war he was commissioned a first lieutenant of United States voltigeurs and foot rifleme