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V.W. Haizlip
17 Jan 1836 - 18 May 1914
Grayson County, Texas   -  Vincent W.Haizlip
By Rusty Williams
Note: This obituary appeared in vol. XXII, July, 1914, p. 327 of  "The Confederate Veteran Magazine".


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 wounded.
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 long  illness. 

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