Grayson County, Texas - Vincent W.Haizlip
By Rusty Williams EBFMktg@aol.com
Note: This obituary appeared in vol. XXII, July, 1914, p. 327 of
"The Confederate Veteran Magazine".
VINCENT W. HAIZLIP.
Vincent W. Haizlip, whose death occurred on May19, 1914, was born
in Pittsylvania County, Va.,
January 7, 1836. At the outbreak of the War Between the States
he was in the prime of young manhood, with a wife and two children. In
May, 1861, he enlisted in Company G,21st North Carolina troops, and served
in all the principal campaigns and engagements in which the Army of Northern
Virginia took part up to the second battle of Manassas, where he was twice
From a private he rose to a first lieutenant and was commanding
his company when he fell severely wounded. At the same time fell
also his major, Saunders Fulton.
Comrade Haizlip was off duty about a year on account of his wounds,
but again entered the service in 1863 as a member of Company H, 2d North
Carolina Cavalry, commanded by William Henry Lee, son of Gen. R. E. Lee,
and served as an officer in this command until the surrender. At the close
of the war he returned to his desolated home. Like many another, broken
in fortune, he turned his
footsteps to the undeveloped West. With his wife and children he
began life anew in Illinois. Success crowned his honest efforts, but there
was little room for a veteran of the Stars and Bars in that State.
After a residence of seven years, he moved to Texas in 1873 and
located in Grayson County, where he had resided continuously since.
He was married four times. The twelve children of the first three
wives survive him, with the last wife who was faithful and devoted in his