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T.C. Jordan

T.C. Jordan

Confederate (CSV)


Tyler Calhoun Jordan

(1836 - 1913)

Home State: Virginia

Education: University of Virginia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Jordan's Bedford (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

As a "youth" he served as a volunteer on an "Indian Campaign" on the Pacific Coast of California. He had been in merchandising in Bedford County since 1855, studied the law at the University of Virginia 1859-60, and helped organize a light artillery battery around Liberty (now Bedford), VA in January 1861. He was its first Captain when the unit mustered into Confederate service as the Bedford Light Artillery on 18 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded his battery in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was detached in February 1863 for Court Martial duty, but was back with the battery by Gettysburg in July. He was appointed Major of Huger's Battalion on 14 March 1864 and was surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1869 he was in Dallas, Texas, practiced the law and was later a judge. By 1871 was in banking there - founding T. C. Jordan & Co.. the first banking institution established in Dallas. By 1874 he was in Somervell County, and was in Maricopa, Arizona Territory by 1897. In 1902 he was constructing a railway in Mexico.

References & notes

His service and post-war life from the History.1 Further details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave; source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance posted by George Seitz. Thanks to Rhett Vito for the pointer to that picture.

He married Anna Rebecca Lewis (1853-1923) in Dallas, TX in 1869 and they had 2 children.


02/14/1836; Bedford County, VA


11/25/1913; Long Beach, CA; burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, CA


1   Graves, Joseph Armstrong, The History of the Bedford Light Artillery, Bedford City: Press of the Bedford Democrat, 1903, pp. 5, 9, 24, 70-71  [AotW citation 22970]