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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Bates McGar

(1842 - 1922)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Raised in Macon County, AL, he and his family were in Huntsville, TX by 1860. Age 18, he enlisted when the Company was organized in Galveston County, TX, and mustered with them as Private, Company L, First Texas Infantry for Confederate service on 30 August 1861 near Manassas, VA.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in the hand at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was listed as a deserter in East Tennessee in January 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Simpson,1 who has him as Henry B. McGan. Gettysbiurg detail from the Buseys,2 also as McGan. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a modern stone in the Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, which may be a cenotaph.


06/27/1842; Tuskegee, AL


10/22/1922; Old Waverly, TX; burial in Old Waverly Cemetery, New Waverly, TX


1   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 81  [AotW citation 21053]

2   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 1421  [AotW citation 21054]