A Biography of The Life of William B. Burdine.- by Mary Romero
William Bell Burdine was born Oct.15,1835 in Westpoint, Ga.to William B.Burdine and Francis Jones.
William B. Burdine enlisted in the confederate Army on April 27, 1861 at Tuskegee, Alabama, and was assigned to Co.C,3rd AL.Regt.Inf. under the command of Capt. W.C. Swanson and Col.Tennant Lomax.
Records obtained indicate the following battles that he fought in and the date of capture.
June 1,1862 was the Battle of Seven Pines-May 31-June 1,1862
July 1,1863 wounded in Gettysburg- was captured on July 5,1863 and made a prisoner of war. Was taken to Point Lookout, Md. He then was transferred to Fort McHenry, Md. on July 9,1863. This same date he was paroled and sent to Fort Delaware, Del. where he arrieved on July 12,1863.
It would appear that William Burdine was discharged after July 12,1863 from Fort Delaware, Del.
William B. Burdine married Mary ( Mollie) L.. Smith, May 9,1867 in Cotton Valley, Macon Co, Alabama. Mary was born Feb.9,1848 in Alabama.
( Records furnished by Nona Cobb of Louisiana.)
During the period of July 18,1910 until their deaths, they were inmates at Beauvoir Soldiers Home in Biloxi, Mississippi.
William Burdine died June 15, 1917 in Biloxi, Ms. and is buried at Beauvior Memorial Cemetery.
Mary L.Burdine remarried after the death of William B. to Jepther R. William on May 9,1918. Newspaper article reads " Wedding At Beauvior. Yesterday afternoon at the Beauvior Soldiers Home took place the wedding of Mrs. W. Burdine to J.R. William, both inmates of the home. A peculier instance of the wedding was the fact the bride was on the same day fifty-two years ago united in marriage to her first husband. Mr. and Mrs. William will reside at the home."
Mary Burdine William died April 23,1924 and is buried in Beauvior Cemetery. Her headstone indicates " Mrs.W.B.William."