(1843 - 1863)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Texas Infantry
Known by Hoxey, he was an 18 year old farmer on his widower father John's plantation in Grimes County when he enlisted as a Private in Company G of the 4th Texas Infantry at Anderson on 19 July 1861.
On the Campaign
He was with his Company in action 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 sent to Fort Delaware on 7 July. He drowned there on 15 November 1863 while attempting to escape.
References & notes
Service information from Davis,1 as A. Hoxcey Whitesides, and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists (alternately as Asa Hoxie Whitesides, Acy Hoxey Whiteside, and Acye Hoxe Whiteside), E.L. Blair's Early History of Grimes County (1930) [PDF], and the US Census for 1860.
He was probably named for prominent Texas pioneer Dr. Asa Hoxey (1800-1863).
03/19/1843; Washington County, TX
11/15/1863; Fort Delaware, DE
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 159 - 161 [AotW citation 1869]
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 26713]