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FRY Birkett Davenport (1822-1891) was an adventurer, soldier, lawyer, cotton manufacturer, and a Confederate brigadier general in the American Civil War. A survivor of four battle wounds, he commanded one of the lead brigades during Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Held in reserve on July 2, Fry's brigade was a key part of the July 3 attack that became famous as Pickett's Charge. He suffered yet another wound, and fell near the Union lines. Fry was treated in a local field hospital then held as a prisoner of war at Fort McHenry in Baltimore,Document Signed “B.D. Fry Brig. Gen’l” on Requisition for Clothing form, 13” x 9-1/4”, November 4, 1864, as requested by Surgeon in charge J.G. Boatwright. He lists eight confederate soldiers

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This CSA General Was Wounded Four Times

Auction ended on Sun, Jan 7, 2018
Estimate $300 - $500
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