(1837 - 1917)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
He moved with his parents to Harrison County, Texas in 1849. At the beginning of the War in 1861 he was a 24 year old farmer, and he mustered as Private in Company E, First Texas Infantry on 6 June 1861 in New Orleans. He was appointed First Sergeant, date not given, and elected 3rd Lieutenant on 18 May 1862.
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 promoted to 2nd and then First Lieutenant, dates not given, and wounded again, at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. In August 1864 he was sent to Texas and assigned duty arresting deserters.
After the War
He married in 1865 and farmed at Seagoville, TX for the rest of his long life.
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. Personal details from the Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and their Connections (Part 2, 1915). His gravesite is on Findagrave.
02/03/1837; Davidson County, TN
05/12/1917; burial in Lee Cemetery, Seagoville, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142 [AotW citation 1480]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 39 [AotW citation 20896]