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Name:Joseph Bibble Wilkinson Jr.
Affiliation:Class of 1864MS
Biography & Genealogy:Wilkinson Joseph Bibble Jr., Class of 1864-MS: Born- 1845. Matriculated from New Orleans, La. Unofficial source says at St James College (Maryland) in 1861 before entering VMI. At VMI 4 weeks. Military Record: Drill Master at Wytheville summer 1861 with 51st Va. Served as volunteer on CSS Louisiana at Forts Jackson and St Phillip. Escaped to Mississippi when New Orleans fell. Drill Master and Adjutant, 38th MIssissippi. Then Adjutant, 21st La (Col I.W. Patton's [La] Regiment; 22nd [Patton's 21st] La). Acting Assistant Adjutant General, forces at Snyder's Bluff (Yazoo River, Ms) on staff of Col (later Brig Gen) E. Higgins late 1862-early 1863. In March 1863 requested assignment as Drill Master and Reserve Army CS appointment. On March 28, 1863 appointed 1st Lt and Drill Master assigned to Conscript Bureau. Stationed at Jackson, Mississippi and Mobile Alabama. At unknown date appointed 1st Lt and Adjutant, 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery. At Forts Powell and Gaines (Mobile Bay) spring 1864. Captured August 23, 1864 at Fort Morgan. Held in New Orleans, La. Escaped September 25, 1864. On April 18, 1865 register of camp of disabled supernumery officers, Lauderdale, Ms. Paroled cMay 9, 1865 at Meridian as 1st Lt Artillery, Provisional Army CS. Post War Career: Planter; editor; lawyer; public official. Edited New Orleans (la) Daily Times. Democrat. General appraiser for US Customs, Port of New York, NY 1890-99. Member, CS Veterans Camp of New York. Died- October 23, 1915.
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