(1822 - 1898)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Texas Infantry
He studied the law in Troy, AL, passed the bar, and moved to Texas in 1850. He was a member of the Texas State Senate 1853-57. He commanded Company K, 4th Texas Infantry when it was organized in May 1861 in Athens, Henderson County, TX.
On the Campaign
He led about 100 men of the 4th Texas Infantry to a position just north of the Miller Cornfield on the afternoon of 16 September, as ordered by General Hood in response to Federal crossings of the Antietam.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Major of the Regiment in April 1864, and was with them to Appomattox in April 1865.
After the War
He practiced law in Athens and was elected district attorney in 1872. He was elected to fill a vacancy to the US Congress, later elected to a full term, serving from 1887-91. He then returned to his law practice.
References & notes
09/02/1822; Barbour County, AL
02/03/1898 Hillsboro, TX; burial in Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 164 - 165 [AotW citation 1927]
2 Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 2, pg. 31 [AotW citation 10670]
3 US Congress, Congressional Biographical Directory, Published c. 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp>, Source page: /scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000203 [AotW citation 10671]