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Name:Alexander Fleet Bagby
Affiliation:Class of 1861
Biography & Genealogy:Alexander Fleet Bagby, Class of 1861: Born- 24 June 1840. Matriculated from Stevensville. At VMI 1 year, 1 month. Military Record: Elected 2nd Lt in the King and Queen Artillery on 20 May 1861 (Capt J.R. Bagby's Company, Virginia Artillery). Entered Confederate States' service with company at Stevensville on 29 May 1861. Promoted to 2nd Lt on 16 May 1862 and Capt on 3 November 1862. Assigned with unit to Company K, 4th Regiment, Virginia Heavy Artillery (4th Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery; Col T.J. Page's Battalion of the Conferderate States Heavy Artillery; Col T.B. Montague's Battalion of the Confederate States Heavy Artillery; 4th Battalion, Confederate States Heavy Artillery. Regiment was re-organized in May 1862 to serve as artillery or infantry. Company served as infantry but at Seven Pines used captured US guns. Unit eventually designated Company K, 34th VA. Often used as artillery. Played gallant role repulsing attack at the Crater when the company was called upon to man the artillery. Wounded in action (in the back) at Sayler's Creek 6 April 1865. Paroled in Petersburg 16 April 1865. On roll POWs Fair Grounds Hospital, Petersburg 25 May 1865. Of the quick switch from infantry to artillery at Seven Pines he wrote in 1904: "My training and that of Lt Josiah Ryland a VMI boy ['59] had enabled us to do this." Post War Career: miller, merchant, farmer, insurance agent. Died- 23 March 1915 in Tappahannock.
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