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Bickley, John Fletcher

JOHN FLETCHER BICKLEY, Yuba City, Cal., Born at Bickley's Mills, Russell County, Virginia. Enlisted in the Confederate Army at Lebanon, Va., July, 1861., and was elected Second Sergeant of Company K. Forty-Eighth Virginia Regiment, and, as I remember, the Fifth Brigade. My first Captain was John H. Candler, and first Colonel was John A. Campbell. Was later changed to the Seventh Cavalry Battalion, Col. Prentice commanding. Was wounded in the right arm at the battle of Cedar Run. I still have the ball that lodged in my arm. Was taken prisoner at the above battle and sent to Washington, D. C., where I remained twenty-one days and was then sent to Richmond and exchanged. Was in the battles of McDowell, Winchester, Kernstown, Port Royal, seven days in front of Richmond, Port Republic, Cross Keys and others too numerous to mention.

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