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Albert Francis Bills
Private Albert Francis Bills,
Company K, 1st US Sharpshooter [US Volunteer Army].
Died 31 May 1889; 67 years of age.

Albert Francis Bills enlisted as a Private on 14 Mar 1862 at Detroit, Michigan, at 39 years of age. His residence was listed as Wayne County, Michigan.

Albert F. Bills was mustered into Company K, 1st US Sharpshooters on 20 Mar 1862. He served more than 06 months in that regiment; 20 Mar 1862 - after 30 Aug 1862.

While Albert F. Bills was in service, the 1st US Sharpshooters regiment was engaged in the following battles which had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Yorktown, Virginia, 05 Apr - 04 May 1862
  • Hanover Court House, Virginia, 27 May 1862
  • Mechanicsville [ Beaver Dam Creek ], Virginia, 26 Jun 1862
  • Gaines' Mill, Virginia, 27 Jun 1862
  • Glendale, Virginia, 30 Jun 1862
  • Malvern Hill, Virginia, 01 July 1862
  • Manassas_II, 28 - 20 Aug 1862

    Albert F. Bills is listed severely wounded on 30 Aug 1862 at the battle of Second Bull Run, Virginia.

    Albert F. Bills was discharged for disability, date not reported.

    Other information regarding Albert F. Bills gleaned from the Sources below includes:
  • born about 1822 in the state of New York
  • known residences
        - Wayne County, Michigan, in 1862
        - Boulder County, Colorado, in 1885
  • Lewis J. Bills served in the same regiment; likely a relative
  • occupation: laborer per 1885 census
  • member Grand Army of the Republic, Nathaniel Lyons Post #5
  • died 31 May 1889 while an 'immate of the Soldiers' Home' in
        Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
  • buried at Soldiers' Home Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

    The US Goverment issue headstone inscribed Albert Bills standing in the South Central GAR lot in Columbia Cemetery is a cenotaph.

    The BGS abstract of Albert Bills' obituary reports 'Albert died a few weeks ago in  .   .   .  Michigan'
    Albert F. Bills' death and burial are reported in the Soldiers' Home, Grand Rapids Township, Kent County, Michigan
  • death of inmates index
  • burial index

  • Boulder Genealogical Society, Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • Kent County, Michigan, GenWeb Project website
  • US NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • US NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

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