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Clay Beauford
Original name: Welford C. Bridwell
Birth: Sep. 27, 1846, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1905
Los Angeles County, USA

Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. In 1861, at the age of 14, he enlisted in the Confederate States Army as a drummer boym using a fictitious name, Clay Beauford, to avoid being recalled by his widowed mother, who strongly opposed his enlistment. He served with the 30th Virginia Infantry, Corse's Brigade, Pickett's Division, First Corps commanded by General James Longstreet. He was wounded in battle at Sharpsburg. After mustering out of the C.S.A. on April 27, 1865, he eventually joined the United States Army and served bravely in the Indian Campaigns in the West. (bio by: Lawrence Hildebrand) 
 
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  Cedonia Alexander Bridwell (1860 - 1946)*
 
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Burial:
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section N, Lot 110, Grave 2NE
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Lawrence Hildebrand
Record added: Jun 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11094042
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