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David Aloysius BissetRoster ID 806
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864|
|Biography & Genealogy:||David Aloysius Bisset, Class of 1864: Genealogy: Born- ca. 1842 in Petersburg, Va. Father- David Bisset, born in Dundee, Scotland; Mother- Katherine Finn, born in Cork, Ireland Pat. Grandfather- David Bisset; Mat. Grandfather- Thomas Finn; (Names of grandmothers unknown). Married- Mattie Belle Overstreet, daughter of Smith Overstreet of Harrodsburg, KY. Children- 1- Eugene Leo Bisset; 2- Henry Overstreet Bisset; 3- David Bisset; 4- Guy Aloysius Bisset; 5- Lee Bisset; 6- William McBrayer Bisset; 7- David Milton Bisset. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 7, 1860; Resigned March 26, 1862 to join the Confederate Army. Civil War Service: Enlisted Aug. 31, 1862 as Private in Co. E. 13th Virginia Cavalry; Wounded in action and captured near Manassas Gap July 24, 1863; Held at Point Lookout, Md.; Exchanged March 17, 1864; Promoted to 2nd Lt. Oct. 24, 1864; Paroled Apr. 17, 1865. Careers: Civil Engineer; Farmer; Sheriff of Mercer Co. KY. Died- Jan. 1, 1885 of Bright's Disease in Baltimore, Md.|