(? - 1862)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
He enlisted in Company M, First Texas Infantry when they organized in Trinity County, and mustered for Confederate service as Private on 5 May 1862 at Sumpter, TX.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in the thigh in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and probably died on the field the same day.
References & notes
Service information from Davis,1 who has him as J. Stewart, wounded, and Simpson,2 who says he was left on the field wounded, probably died on 17 September. Polley3 lists him as killed in action at Sharpsburg. F.B. Chilton, in his Unveiling and Dedication of Monument to Hood's Texas Brigade (1910) has him as wounded. Wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862, as W.C. Stewart.
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143 [AotW citation 1604]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 89 [AotW citation 21094]
3 Polley, Joseph Benjamin, Hood's Texas Brigade, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910, pg. 315 [AotW citation 21095]