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Notes for Christopher Columbus Bittick

Birth and Death dates and places from family records of Cloid Bittick
Christopher Columbus Bittick was four years older than his brother, Francis Marion. Christopher never married. He served six months in the Confederate Army and died on October 12, 1863 in Hempstead Co, Arkansas of ‘army diarrhea’. [Cloid Bittick]
1850 - unable to locate

1860 Red Land Township, Hempstead Co, Arkansas no date 1860, p735:
#337/337 Robert Bittick 72 m w NC farmer $1280/925
Cynthia 48 f Mo
John W. 33 m Ar
William 31 m Ar
Columbus 16 m Ar
Francis 12 m Ar
Mary 18 f Tn - [wife of John W.]
Note: none of the pages for Red Land Township have dates.
[Mary Elizabeth is with her husband, Calvin Harrison in Monroe Co, Arkansas]
Land Records:
[See Other Documents: Deed: John W. Bittick and wife Mary A. to Christopher C. Bittick and Francis M. Bittick November 7, 1860, Hempstead Co, AR]

7 November 1860
Hempstead Co, Arkansas
Know all men by these presents that in consideration of one hundred dollars to me in hand paid. The Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge that I John W. Bittick have this day bargained and Sold unto Christopher C. Bittick and Francis M. Bittick a certain track (sic) or parcel of Land (crease in paper. Illegible) as follows the East half of the North West quarter of Section Fourteen in Township ten South of Range twenty four west Containing eighty Acres acording to the plants of the Surveyor general to have and to hold together with all the Rights and priviliges therto belonging in fee Simple forever and I John W. Bittick for myself, my heirs executors and Administrators Shall warrant and defend the Same unto Christopher C. Bittick and Francis M. Bittick against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever and I Mary A. Bittick wife of Said John W. Bittick in the consideration above mentioned and for divers other considerations do hereby Release and quit claim unto Christopher C. Bittick and Francis M. Bittick all of my claim on possibility of dower in or out of the above named tract or parcel of Land in testimony whereof we the Said John W. Bittick and Mary A. Bittick have herunto Set our hands and Seal this November the 7th 1860. (Signed) John W. Bittick (Seal)

State of Arkansas
County of Hempstead S.S.
Be it remembered that on this 8th day of November 1860 before me Aaron Burlison an acting and duly commissioned justice of the peace for said county in the Township of Redlans personally appeared John W. Bittick grantor of the within D (-------------) subject that he had assigned the within Deed for the uses and purposes therein expressed and desired the same to be certified and on the same day and at the same place came Mary A. Bittick wife of the said John W. Bittick who then being examined by me in the absence of her said husband and the contents of the within deed being by me fully explained to her she declared that she had of her own free will executed the same without compulsion or undue influence of her said husband and desired the same to be certified.
Given under my hand this 8th day of November 1860. Aaron Burlison
[Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, courtesy of Dorothy Miller]
Military Records:
[See Other Documents: Christopher Columbus Bittick--Documents Regarding Exemption from Military Service]
Christopher Columbus Bittick's induction was preceded by these documents:

[not dated, before 28 June 1862]
Graves PO
Hempstead County, Ark
Col B. F. Danly & Gen Tho. C. Handman:
Dear Sirs:
your petitioner, Columbus Bitticks would represent. that he is between the age of 18 & 35 subject to Conscription, & that he has two Brothers in the Confederate Army. That he has two aged & decrepit parents & a widowed sister [Mary E. Harrison] & family to provide for. (All poor) That he is engaged in tilling the soil. That he would have volunteered long since had it not been for the duty that he considered devolved upon him to provide for his aged parents. That he dislikes to go as a Conscript, & pledges himself that should one or both of his brothers return, (one of whom has a dependent family) that he will report himself too the enrolling officer or volunteer if necessary.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, Witness my hand and ____seal S.C. Sendor ?, Clerk, Hempstead County Court Ark.
Signed: C. C. Bittick

[not dated, before 28 June 1862]
We the undersigned neighbors & acquaintances of Columbus Bitticks, know the above statements to be correct & pray that his petition be granted & be exempted from military duty. (Signed)
Jesee Sewell
Stephanas Wallace
J.R. Duckett
Thomas Ferrell
John W. Willis
Thomas Burns
Jeff Stone
Wm. Ridgeway
M.W. McGill
J.P. Stepyens
I believe the contents to be correct, David Black, A.B. Williams

Office Provost Marshal
Little Rock [Arkansas]
June 28th 1862
Special Order:
It is hereby ordered that the within named C. C. Bittis be exempt from the duties of a soldier under the Conscript Law, owing to the helpless and dependent condition of his two aged parents, a widowed sister [Mary E. Harrison] and family for whom he is providing, and that he has two brothers in the Confederate service, constituting his case a meritorious ___ and one that the Chf. Provost Marshal feels he is authorized in so exempting on the score of humanity. (Provided?) the said C.C. Bittick continue to maintain the the persons as dependent upon him.
By order of Col. B.F. Danley, Chf. Prov. Mar. Dist Ark
per D. F Shall, Maj. Asst P. M.
[Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, Washington, AR 71862, courtesy of Dorothy Miller]

Confederate States of America
Company D, Hardy's Arkansas Infantry Regiment:
Bittick, Columbus C., Pvt.
Enlisted: 10 April 1863 at Washington, Arkansas
His original unit was Company F, 24th Arkansas Infantry
[see Other Documents: Military Records]

10 April 1863, Columbus C. Bittick enlisted Co. F, 24 Regiment Arkansas Infantry at Washington, Arkansas, by Captain Prescott for 3 years

31 April 1863, date last paid by Captain Magee

July & August 1863, Columbus C. Bittick appears on Muster Roll of Co. F, 24th Regiment Arkansas Infantry, temporarily attached to Col. C. L. Dawson's 19th Regiment Arkansas Infantry


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