(1844 - 1926)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company K, First Texas Infantry when they organized in San Augustine County, TX in May - July 1861 and mustered into Confederate service with them near Richmond, VA on 11 October 1861. He was promoted to 4th Corporal in July 1862.
On the Campaign
He was severely wounded in the chest in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was left behind and captured. He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant on 7 October 1864 and was paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 12 April 1865.
References & notes
More on the Web
His wartime Reminiscences, written about 1914, are in the East Texas Research Center at Stephen F Austin State University [finding aid]. Parts were edited and published in History of Captain B. F. Benton's Company, Hood's Texas Brigade, 1861-1865 (1984).
01/17/1844; San Augustine, TX
04/24/1926; San Augustine, TX; burial in Dickerson Cemetery, San Augustine, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143 [AotW citation 1551]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 75 [AotW citation 21023]