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Confederate (CSV)


James Waterhouse


(1843 - 1862)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

"A native of San Augustine, he was the son of wealthy planter and merchant Richard Waterhouse. The 1860 census lists Richard Waterhouse as owning real and personal property totaling $117,300, making him tremendously wealthy for the time. Both Waterhouse sons, Jack and James, served in the First Texas Infantry. Jack transferred from the unit prior to Antietam and appears to have survived the war" [d. 1873].

James 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. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 17 May 1862 and promoted to First Lieutenant on 27 June.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds near the battlefield, at Smoketown, nearly two weeks later on 30 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Davis,1 who has him killed in action, and Simpson.2 Death details from a casualty list from Dr. Letterman, Medical Director, Army of the Potomac as printed in the New York Times on 12 October 1862. Quote above from Nicholas Roland's post Texans at Antietam on the Not Even Past blog from UT Austin.


08/00/1843 in TX


09/30/1862; Smoketown, MD


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143  [AotW citation 1559]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 73  [AotW citation 21019]