James Daniel Roberdeau(1830 - 1910)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Texas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He moved to Texas at about age 20 and was a merchant in Galveston in the decade before the War. He enrolled in Company B of the 5th Texas Infantry as Lieutenant in August 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in command of Company B and was slightly wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was a Prisoner of War in 1863-64.
After the War:
He returned to Galveston, then moved to Weimar, Columbus County, where he was Mayor in the early 1870s. He worked in in the land office at Austin before his death.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Polley1, with life dates from Findagrave. An obituary is in 18 Confederate Veteran 439. His Reminiscences about action at 2nd Manassas and Sharpsburg were published in 1899 in the Colorado Citizen (Columbus, TX) and transcribed online courtesy the Nesbitt Memorial Library in Columbus.
|Birth Date: 02/06/1830 Place of Birth: Fairfax County, VA |
Death Date: 05/18/1910 Death Place: Austin, TX Burial Place: Weimar Masonic Cemetery, Weimar, TX
1 Polley, Joseph Benjamin, Hood's Texas Brigade, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910, pp. 332-334 [AotW citation 2505]
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