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United Daughters of the Confederacy

Lamar Fontaine Chapter 33

Alvin, Brazoria County, Texas

Lamar Fontaine #33 Lela Mae Morris Scholarship Award Application



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 poem, 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

56 members



Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday, 10 a. m.

2015 - 2016 Meeting Dates

Sep 3 Lake Jackson
Nov 5 Angleton
Dec 3 Richwood
Feb 4 West Columbia
Mar 3 Lake Jackson
Apr 7 Brazoria
May 5 Lake Jackson
Jun  2 Danbury



Benevolent, Memorial, Historical, Educational, and Social

Colors: Red and White

Flower: Magnolia


In Honor of our

Confederate Ancestors

William F. Alman

John W. Ates
Green E. Beard

Alva DeVotie Boggs

Alfred Bradbury
Andrew Jackson Bradbury
James Bradbury
Thomas Henry Bradbury
Andrew J. Bullard

William Anthony Burrows
Edward Burleson Cannan
George Washington Carmichael

Giles Smith Carmichael

Thomas Perry Chesney

James R. Cliett
Joseph M. Cliett

Thomas Chilton
Andrew Jackson Coggin
James Madison Collier
Mitchell Cook
Charles William Cowey

William Reynolds Cox

Jesse Jackson Crow

John Tate Dezell
James Nicholas Dinkins
Henry Duke
Jasper Elliott

Jeptha A. Elliott

Alexander Glass Follett

Randolph G. Foster

George Washington Foster
Isaac Fouché

Allen Jones Fuller

Hugh Gatlin

Emanuel Graves

Thomas J. Grier

Charles Grober

Daniel Hacker

James Madison Hall
Edward Peyton Hill
Andrew Jackson Honaker
Joseph Pannell Hotchkiss

Robert Hansel Joiner

Conrad Didier Laurent
Andrew Jackson Lee
Edward Mack
George Mack
Jesse Mack
John Mack

Joseph Marion McCluskey
William McGinnis

Allen P. Mills
Silas Mercer Moorman
Jesse B. Murphree

W. W. S. Myers
Andrew John Neighbours

Ralph Houston Nelson
Stephen Henry Owens
William Peterson

William Henry Pittman

George Louis Reinhardt
James J. Ritchie
John R. Ritchie
Samuel Marshall Scoggins
James Knox Scruggs

Rufus Henry Simmons

Dudley Hammond Thompson

John J. Trammell

Thomas Trammell

William S. Trammell

John Washington Vinson
William Henry Weaver

Charles Nelson Wells
Rufus Wilburn

Henry Allen Wood

James David Young





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Created March 20, 2007          Updated May 9, 2015