(1836 - 1916)
Home State: Louisiana
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted in the Confederate Greys in Shreveport, LA in 1861, and mustered in as they became Company H, First Louisiana Infantry on 20 April 1861 in New Orleans. He is shown on only one muster roll - that for 15 July 1862 - as 'present". He was elected Captain on 19 April 1862.
On the Campaign
He commanded the Regiment at Sharpsburg as next-senior officer after Lt. Colonel Nolan was wounded.
The rest of the War
After Sharpsburg, the men of his depleted Company were consolidated into other Companies, and he requested reassignment. He was posted as Quartermaster to Bonham, TX, in the Trans-Mississippi Department, where he remained to the end of the War.
After the War
He lived in Blossom, TX, and was a Texas State Senator from 1874-1876. He was then farmed and was in the mercantile business.
References & notes
Service dates from Booth.1. Details from a finding aid to his papers and diary at the University of Texas, Austin and a bio sketch from the Texas Legislative Reference Library. Further information from Mamie Yeary's Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865 (1912), online from University of North Texas Libraries.
01/09/1836; Leon County, FL
05/22/1916; Blossom, TX; burial in Knights of Honor Cemetery, Blossom, TX