Name: BALDWIN, WILLIAM J.
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 27 August 1862 at Camp Watts
**He is listed as a member of Co E of the 15th Alabama Infantry Regt. on "Confederate Veterans Buried in Dale County" compiled by the late Homer Jones of Ozark, Dale County. He is not listed with Co E of the 15th on NARA or ADAH records, nor on Oates' muster roll. There is a record for William J. Baldwin, Co E of the 8th Alabama Infantry Regt., residence given as Echo, Dale County. The service history below is that of William J. Baldwin of the 8th Alabama. It is possible that he served in both units.
Service History: Pr Fredericksburg; Wounded Chancellorsville; Absent wounded: Gettysburg Jul 2-3 63 Bristow; Present: Wilderness May 6-7 Bradshaws Frm May 8 64 Spotsylvania C.H. May 10 & 12 64 Hanover Jnctn May 24 64 Totopotomoy Jun 1 64 Cold Harbor Jun 3-12 64; Pr: White Oak Swamp Jun 13 64; Petersburg enemys left flank Jun 22 64 Petersburg Gurleys Fm W.R.R. Jun 23 64 Petersburg Reams Stn Jun 29 64 Petersburg Crater Jul 30 64 Deep Bottom Aug 16 64 Petersburg W.R.R. Aug 21 64 Petersburg Reams Stn Aug 27 64; Pr: Petersburg Burgess Mill Oct 27 64.
Date of Birth: 16 October 1834 Place of Birth: Georgia
Date of Death: 6 July 1903 Place of Death: Dale County, Alabama
Buried: Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Dale County, Alabama
Father: Christopher S. Baldwin (b abt 1807 in Georgia)
Mother: Elizabeth //
Spouse(s): Martha J. Gilmore (b 12 December 1836, d 13 February 1909 in Dale County, Alabama)
Children: Martha Frances, Laura H. E., George Augustus, William J., Alabama, Sarah E.
Occupation: Farmer
Residence(s): Echo, Dale County, Alabama
Other: Brother John Christopher Baldwin also served, Co B of the 33rd Alabama Infantry Regt., killed 30 November 1864 in Franklin, Tennessee
Photographs:

William & Martha Baldwin,
Bethel Methodist Church
Cemetery

Submitter: Georgia V. Fleming E-mail: hyacinth@ala.net