(1839 - 1933)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
In 1860 he was living in Nacogdoches County, TX. He enlisted as Private, Company K, First Texas Infantry when they organized in San Augustine County, TX in mid-1861 and mustered into Confederate service with them near Richmond, VA on 11 October 1861, age 22.
On the Campaign
He was severely wounded in the wrist in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was granted a furlough on 14 November 1862 but failed to return to his Company.
After the War
He was a farmer was living in Tyler Texas by 1900 and to at least 1920. He retired in 1925 and died of influenza about 8 years later at age 73.
References & notes
Service information from Davis,1 who has him as S.M. Dury, 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 family genealogists, his death certificate, and the US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
07/18/1839; Macon, AL
02/02/1933; Tyler County, TX; burial in Segrest Cemetery, Woodville, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143 [AotW citation 1548]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 74 [AotW citation 21020]