(c. 1837 - 1917)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
He mustered as Private in Company I, First Texas Infantry on 24 June 1861 in New Orleans. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant and was on recruiting duty in Texas from February to April 1862.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded in the arm in action on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 28 July 1863 and was wounded at Chickamauga, GA on 19 September 1863. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, date not given, and wa paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 12 April 1865.
After the War
He was a merchant in Crockett, TX to about 1879 when he married Josephine Coleman and moved to Athens, TX. On the death of his wife and son he returned to Crockett.
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 information from a brief bio sketch in nephew Armistead A. Aldrich's The History of Houston County Texas (1943). His gravesite is on Findagrave.
c. 1837; Mustang Prairie, Houston County, TX
03/18/1917; Crockett, TX; burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142 [AotW citation 1529]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 65 [AotW citation 20994]