(1844 - 1862)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
He enlisted in Company E, First Texas Infantry and was promoted to Corporal, dates not given.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. He was 18 years old.
References & notes
Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Birth date from a family genealogist, who has his middle name as Earl. His picture from a photograph in the Harold Simpson collection at the Hill College History Complex, Hillsboro, TX; published in Widows by the Thousand: The Civil War Correspondence of Theophilus and Harriet Perry, 1862-1864 (2000), edited by M. Jane Johansson.
His brother Eugene was wounded at Sharpsburg and killed at the Wilderness, VA in 1864.
09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142 [AotW citation 1474]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 42 [AotW citation 20919]