(1845 - 1921)
Home State: Texas
Education: Tulane University, School of Medicine, Class of 1868
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Texas Infantry
He came with his family to Texas from Tuscaloosa, AL in about 1851. He enlisted at Anderson in Grimes County, TX as a Private in Company G, 4th Texas Infantry on 10 March 1862, by then a 16 year old "schoolboy," and reported to the regiment on 1 May.
On the Campaign
He was in action with his Company at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was captured at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and was sent to the prison at Fort Delaware on 6 July. He and Private William M. Givens of Company F escaped in July 1864 and made their way back to the regiment by the end of August 1864. He was still with his Company to at least November 1864 with no later military record.
After the War
In 1870 he was listed as a farmer at Anderson in Grimes County, TX, but practiced medicine there until from about 1868 to 1872, when he moved his family and his practice to Ennis in Ellis County. He was a practicing physician at Ennis until at least 1900; in that year he was a widower living with his daughter Winnie (Winifred May, 1867-1944) and her two teenage children. He was Superintendent of the Confederate Home in Austin, TX from 1917 to 1920.
References & notes
His service information from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1870-1910, and his obituary in the Texas State Journal of Medicine (November 1921), source also of a late-life photograph of him. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Lydia Antoinette Alston (1844-1908) in November 1866 in Montgomery County, TX.
12/07/1845; Tuscaloosa, AL
09/28/1921; Ennis, TX; burial in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, TX
1 Davis, Charles E., Jr., Three years in the army: The story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers ..., Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1894, pp. 159 - 161 [AotW citation 1847]
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 26887]