(c. 1844 - 1865)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
About 17 years old, he enlisted 27 May 1861 in Linden, TX, and mustered as Private in Company D, First Texas Infantry on 6 June 1861 in New Orleans.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded in the arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was captured at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and was held in Fort Delaware from about 12 July. He died there of pleurisy (lung disease) on 26 May 1865.
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. Gettysburg details from the Buseys.3 His birth year from research in local Marion County records by Angela Hartman on the TXGenWeb project. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
05/26/1865; Fort Delaware, DE; burial in Finn's Point National Cemetery, Pennsville, NJ
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142 [AotW citation 1462]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 37 [AotW citation 20890]
3 Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 1417 [AotW citation 20891]