United Daughters of the Confederacy
Lamar Fontaine was born in Washington Co., TX, in 1841, and named after his father’s friend, Gen. Mirabeau Lamar. He was educated in Austin and at the Military Academy in Bastrop, and learned the duties of a soldier as a Texas Ranger on the frontiers of Western Texas. In life, he was a soldier, poet, rifle shot expert, surveyor, civil engineer, scientist and author. As a soldier, Fontaine served in the MS Infantry, and later with the VA Cavalry. He was a scout and courier participating in twenty-seven battles. He is best known for sneaking through Union lines to bring supplies to the Rebel army during the siege of Vicksburg. Taken prisoner in 1864, he became one of the noted “Immortal Six Hundred.” This group of 520 captured officers were used as human shields by the Union to try and silence the Confederate guns at Fort Sumter.
Author of the
All Quiet along the Potomac Tonight,
it became one of the most popular songs of the Civil War when it was
set to music. His published works include My Life and My
Lectures which was translated into French, A Short Discourse
on the Causes of the Lincoln Invasion and Bloody Conquest of
the South and Prison Life of One of the Immortal Six Hundred.
In 1921, Major Lamar Fontaine, CSA, died in MS.
Original Charter # 33 March 21, 1896
Disbanded May 1, 1928
Rechartered as #2142 January 24, 1947
Renumbered as #33 in 1990
are held on the 1st Thursday, 10 or 11 a.m.
John W. Ates
Alva DeVotie Boggs
Thomas Perry Chesney
James R. Cliett
William Reynolds Cox
Jesse Jackson Crow
Jeptha A. Elliott
Alexander Glass Follett
Randolph G. Foster
George Washington Foster
Allen Jones Fuller
Thomas J. Grier
George Alexander Patel Johnson
Conrad Didier Laurent
Allen P. Mills
W. W. S.
Ralph Houston Nelson
William Henry Pittman
Francis Marion Polk, Sr.
Rufus Henry Simmons
Dudley Hammond Thompson
John J. Trammell
William S. Trammell
Henry Allen Wood
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