(1843 - 1909)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
An 18 year old mechanic, he enlisted when the Company was organized in Galveston County, TX, and mustered with them as 4th Corporal, Company L, First Texas Infantry for Confederate service on 30 August 1861 near Manassas, VA. He was appointed regimental Color Sergeant on 11 May 1862.
On the Campaign
He may have been wounded in action at Sharpsburg while carrying the flag on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was wounded by a shell at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was wounded again, at Knoxville, TN on 27 November 1863 and disabled. He served as Sergeant in the Brigade Ambulance Corps until retired for disability in February 1865.
After the War
He returned to Galveston and moved to Houston in 1872. He was a plumber, steam-fitter, and collector for the Houston Gas Light Company. He was active in Hood's Texas Brigade Association.
References & notes
01/05/1843; Galveston Island, TX
08/07/1909 Harris COunty, TX; burial in Washington Cemetery, Houston, TX
1 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 13 [AotW citation 1565]
2 Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 1415 [AotW citation 21036]