(1841 - 1883)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Texas Infantry
A 20 year old farmer, he enlisted as a Private in Company F, 4th Texas Infantry on 11 July 1861 at Camp Clark in Guadalupe County.
On the Campaign
He was with his Company in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and was wounded by a gunshot to his right arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA by 4 October and was furloughed on the 17th. He was discharged for wounds on 8 May 1863 in San Antonio, TX.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer at Mountain City in Hays County, TX. He was killed on a cattle drive in 1883 at age 41.
References & notes
Service information from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1850, 1870, and 1880. His family was in St. Mary's Parish, LA in 1850. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Martha Ann Breedlove (1840-1898) in 1864 and they had 6 children. They had life insurance with the Texas Benevolent Association [on the blog].
05/28/1841 in LA
04/27/1883; burial in Salado Cemetery, Salado, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 157-158 [AotW citation 1797]
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 26665]