(1841 - 1925)
Home State: Texas
Education: Baylor University
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
He had been a student a Baylor in 1858-59 in Independence, TX. By 1861 he was a resident of Alto, Cherokee County, and he mustered as Private in Company I, First Texas Infantry on 24 June 1861 in New Orleans. He was on recruiting duty in Texas from February toApril 1862.
On the Campaign
He was severely wounded in the thigh in action on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was slightly wounded, his forehead grazed by a bullet, at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was promoted to 4th Sergeant on 20 September 1863 (probably at Chickamauga, GA) and commissioned 3rd Lieutenant 3 March 1864. He was wounded again, at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 12 April 1865.
After the War
He was living in Kemp, TX in 1896, Albany, TX in 1904, and Linwood, TX in 1920. He was President of the Alto State Bank and Vice President of the Goodnight State Bank by 1919.
References & notes
Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. His Gettysburg wound from the Buseys.3 Personal details from the Confederate Veteran (Vo. 4, 1896 and Vol. 12, 1904), the Rand McNally Bankers Directory (1919), and the Baylor Bulletin (1920). His gravesite is on Findagrave.
More on the Web
His connection to Baylor in a collection of letters Newton wrote his parents in 1858, now in the Newel Berryman Crain (1891-1924, his grandson) Papers, Texas Collection, Baylor University [finding aid].
04/16/1841 in LA
04/25/1925; burial in Goodnight Cemetery, Goodnight, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142 [AotW citation 1531]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 65 [AotW citation 20995]
3 Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 1420 [AotW citation 20996]