BIBB CEMETERY (north side of Bibb Road), LIMESTONE COUNTY, ALABAMA
BIBB, Porter, 19 Jul 1838 - 9 Feb 1915. Military marker: "Capt Co E 40 Tenn Infantry Confederate States Army".
Military; C.S.A. records: Date of Birth 19 Jul 1838, in Limestone Co. Bellemina, Alabama, 40th Tenn. Regiment Infantry Co. E, Enlistment date 1861 Memphis, Tn. 1st Lieutenant; Statement by Porter Bibb as follows: "Enlisted 1861 at Memphis Tennessee and continued until just before being mustered in, I became Captain of this Co. by resignation of Captain Whitfield and remained Captain until the term of service expired having enlisted for 12 months." - Statement by Porter Bibb as follows: "Reenlisted at Vicksburg, Mississippi and continued until close of the war when I was given a parole by U.S. Commandant of the Post Demopolis, Ala. in Jan 1865. Captain Whitfield and myself raised a Company in Limestone Co., Ala. and when we offered our services in our state were informed that Alabama Infantry was full so we had to hunt around and succeed in being entered into a Tennessee Regiment for 12 months. Original papers all destroyed by Fire which burned by residence and contents in 1868." Bellmina, Alabama. Brigade of General Alphens Baker of Alabama." Ref: Census Tax Assessor Limestone Co. 1907 & Ala. Department of Archives and History.)/(Porter J. Bibb, C.S.A. 40 Tenn Infantry [5th Confederate Inf. Walker's Reg't Vols] Co. E rank in 1 Lieutenant, rank out Captain. Ref: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors film #M231 roll 4.) 6930/ 6931