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Confederate (CSV)


Burlington Wesley Rimes

(1833 - 1906)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Robertson County as a Private in Company C, 4th Texas Infantry on 15 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was his Company in Maryland in September 1862, but was left behind, sick, and was captured at Frederick, MD on 12 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware, then transferred to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October for exchange. He was officially exchanged on 10 November and from then to at least August 1864 (the last muster roll on file) he was detailed as clerk to the Division Surgeon. He was surrendered at Citronelle, AL on 4 May 1865 and paroled at Jackson, MS on 19 May, giving his residence as Milam County, TX.

After the War

He was a 36 (?) year old lawyer in Marlin, Falls County, TX when he was elected to a term in the Texas House of Representatives in 1873 [photo] and was editor of the weekly Falls County Mercury (est. 1870). He was actively taking cases to at least 1902, and was a public prosecutor (County Attorney, 1876-80) and 14th District Judge (1880-85). He moved to San Angelo, TX after 1885.

References & notes

Service information from Davis,1 as _.W. Rimes, and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists, bio notes from the Texas Legislative Reference Library, his listing in the Directory of the Thirteenth Legislature (1873), and period newspapers. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth Justina "Tina" Parker (1852-1885) and they had at least 6 children between 1871 and 1883. He married again, Anna W.____ (d. 1936) - the former "Mrs. Moon" - in Lunenberg County, VA in October 1888.


1833; Pike County, MS


03/16/1906; San Angelo, TX; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Marlin, TX


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 152-153  [AotW citation 1718]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26814]