A Short Account of Co. D. 6th Texas Infantry Regiment

Written by

Helen Wilkinson Holt
Wife of J. F. Holt


A short account of Co. D. 6th Texas Infantry Regiment, Granberry's Brigade, Clebourne's Division, Hardee's Corp, Army of Tennessee, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, Commander in Chief. Written for the instruction of J. F. Holt's great-grandchildren (Craig C., and Helen Elizabeth Cates), that they may know and never forget their descent from one of the brave men who fought through four long years in one of the bitterest, as well as one of the most unequal wars of history, in defense of home and southern rights.
 

In the summer of 1861, a company was organized in Matagorda, Texas, by Dr. E. A Peareson. Feeling and enthusiasm running high, old and young volunteered. It was necessary to cull out the too old, the too young, and those physically unfit for actual service. The men refused enlistment were bitterly indignant. Indeed, one highly esteemed gentleman rejected because of age and infirmity, committed suicide.

 

In the early fall of  the same year, the Company, called the Matagorda Coast Guards, was sent to a camp of instruction at Victoria, Texas, where it was mustered into the regular Confederate Army October 4th, 1861, as Co. D 6th Texas Infantry, by Col. Garland and Major Haskell, formerly of the U. S. Army. The 6th Texas is one of five regiments mustered into the confederate service with its proper archives preserved at Austin, and in the U. S. War Department.

 

There were one hundred and eight men and officers in Co. D. Capt. Peareson received a petition signed by the members of his company and the citizens of his home town, urging him to resign, come home and take professional care of the soldier's families. This he reluctantly consented to do. James Selkirk was elected Capt.; Greenberry Stewart, 1st Lt.; John F. Dale, 2nd Lt.; Philip E. Peareson, 3rd Lt.; and Arthur Bruce, ensign and color bearer.

 

The officers of the regiment were Col. Garland, Lt. Col. Scott Anderson, of Eagle Lake, and Major Haskell. Under these efficient officers, the 6th Texas Infantry marched from Victoria to Arkansas Post, where it became a part of the army of from three to five thousand Confederate soldiers, who under the command of Brig. Gen. Churchill fortified and defended the Post for three days against Gen. Sherman and 75,000 men, 11 gunboats and 120 transports. The transports landed a force in the rear of the confederates, surrounding them, and compelling their surrender, but not until they had killed five thousand Federals, more men than were defending the Post.

 

In January, 1862, the officers were sent to Johnson's Island and Camp Chase; the privates to Camp Butler, near Springfield, Illinois. Three of these men who were sick froze to death on the exposed deck of the boat. J. F. Holt was given a detail of Confederate soldiers with orders to bury them. Unused to the usages of war, he demanded coffins, and was told to dig a trench and throw them in it. The bodies of his dead comrades, wrapped in blankets, were reverently laid in this shallow grave. A wooden head board with his initials and the date roughly carved on it, was placed at the head of each grave. They were laid to rest on Island No. 10 in the Mississippi River, near Tiptonville, Tennessee. A loyal southerner living on the island assisted them in this melancholy duty, and promised to care for the graves.

 

At Camp Butler some of Company D found an unexpected friend in Robert Ludington, formerly of Matagorda. His parents came to that place soon after "Annexation." His father was a brother of Mrs. Galen Hodges. For years his maternal grandfather, Capt. Coates, was organist for Christ Church, until removed by death.

 

When "Bob" was about fourteen, his father and grandfather both died, and his mother returned to the north to her own people where "Bob" grew to manhood, and was conscripted into the Federal Army in New York. He was uniformly kind and considerate to the Company, especially J. F. Holt, whose mother had in happier days been his Sunday School teacher. He never failed to "give aid and comfort" to them when he could--often at some personal risk. The memory of him was the only happy one they brought from Camp Butler, where fifteen hundred Confederate soldiers died from exposure and smallpox.

 

In April the survivors were sent to City Point, Virginia where they were exchanged and consolidated. The command consisting of the 6th, 7th, 10th, 15th, 18, 22nd, 24th and 28th regiments were sent to Petersburg, Virginia, where temporary officers were elected and where J. F. Holt was put in command of Co. D.

 

From Petersburg the Brigade was sent to garrison Richmond during the battle of Chancellorsville, and where it prevented the capture of the city by Gen. Stoneman on May 4th. The officers who had now been exchanged rejoined their companies.
 

John F. Dale had contracted chronic dysentery at Camp Chase; he was first sent to a field hospital, from which he was furloughed home and died in a few weeks after his return.

 

J. F. Holt was commissioned 3rd Lt. and took his place. The officers served with their regiment and companies during the entire war, and when the army of Tennessee was surrendered by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Raleigh, North Carolina, April 19th, 1865, to Gen. Tecumseh Sherman, there were only fifteen men fit for active service in Co. D.
 

In the summer campaign of 1862, Gen. Braxton Bragg, of the army of Tennessee, asked for a brigade of Texas infantry; and under Brig. Gen. Deschler a brigade composed of Garland's Gillespies, R. Q. Mills, Wilkes, Major Phillips and three other regiments were sent him and formed the famous Granberry's [Granbury's] Brigade, which was to the Army of Tennessee, what Hood's immortal brigade was to the Army of Virginia.

 

When Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was reviewing the troops after the hard fought battle of New Hope Church, he took off his hat to Granberry's [Granbury's] Brigade and kept his head bared until they had passed, in acknowledgement of their gallant charge which had turned a threatened defeat into a victory for the Confederate Army. Granberry's [Granbury's] Brigade was in the battles of Wartrace, Fura, Corinth, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Altoona, Lookout Mountain, Franklin, Atlanta, Murfreesboro and Jonesborough, and may skirmishes.

 

At Jonesboro July 22nd, 1864, J. F. Holt's right arm was shattered by a minnie ball, just below the shoulder. Chris Zipprian carried him off the battlefield. In a field hospital his arm was operated on, a portion of the bone above and below the wound was sawed off in such  a manner as to resect or splice the bone. This was done without anesthetics. The U. S. government had made Quinine contraband of war. When the supply in the south had been exhausted it was with the greatest difficulty that even a small quantity could be obtained from the limited amount smuggled into the south, or brought in on blockade runners. From the field hospital he was sent to Alabama. He was furloughed home in December, 1864 and reached Matagorda January 1st, 1865. In the early summer of this year his arm was again operated on by the surgeon of the Federal troops stationed in Matagorda, assisted by Dr. J. T. Fry. In December, 1865, he went to New Orleans to Dr. Warren Stone, the most eminent surgeon of the south, who successfully operated on his arm. In three months he returned home with it thoroughly healed. It was shorter than the other arm, and never very strong. It gave him no more trouble. He lived to advanced age of 84, happy in a devoted family and rejoicing in his great grandchildren, and passed peacefully away March 31st 1921, respected by the entire  community for his uprightness, and loved by many for the sweetness of his character, in the County where for 72 years he had lived an unblemished life.

 

In 1865 two companies of Negro soldiers, officered by white men, were stationed in Matagorda. They were noisy and disposed to be insolent. Those who came in contact with Major Rand and other officers testified to their being gentlemen, but the public at large refused "to be convinced against its will," and sandwiched them between overseers and "slave drivers," men who bought and sold slaves as an occupation, regarded with disgust, but tolerated as a necessary evil in the south. In passing them on the side-walks ladies (whose fathers, husbands brothers and sweethearts had fought, bled and some of them died for their country) would draw their skirts closer and hold handkerchiefs to their noses as if the Yankee officers smelt to Heaven; others more dignified would severely ignore them, pass by with unseeing eyes, heads held high. This may seem silly now, but at that time Sherman's March to the Sea, and that contemptible little minded Miles' gratuitous insults to and shackling of President Davis was fresh in their minds. They hated the Yankees bitterly and generously, and the bitter years of reconstruction that followed the close of the war vindicated and justified them.

 

Members of Co. D. were often detailed on outside service for short periods of time. E. J. Inglehart, who was wounded in three battles was employed as a dispatch bearer to Gen. Bedford Forest. Wm. Dunbar often did duty as a scout, and sometimes penetrated a Yankee camp and brought timely information. Gid Wilkerson, the youngest (only 16) and the smallest soldier of them all, who when being examined for enlistment had to tip-toe to get his ramrod into his gun, became an expert sharpshooter; on one occasion when the two armies were opposite each other, behind breastworks and supposedly out of range, a yankee soldier would jump on a parapet, yell and wave defiance at the "Rebels." A soldier in Co. D, infuriated by his insolence shouted, "Damn that Yank, I'll bet you can't pick him off Gid."

 

 Gid raised his rifle and saying, "I'll scare him anyhow," fired, the Yankee sprang in the air, crumpled and fell outside their breastworks. Well he asked for it, said Gid as they watched his comrades carry his body inside their trenches.

 

From 1864 until the surrender of the Confederate army at Appomattox, Lt. Philip E. Peareson served as aide on Granberry's [Granbury's] staff with the rank of Captain.

 

There are not many of Co. D left, some rest in Arkansas, in Mississippi, in Georgia and Tennessee battlefields, and a few came home and lived to an old age. There are three in Matagorda now John Phillips, Wm. Dunbar and Chris Zipprian, aged white men, waiting their last roll call.

 

October 24th 1925
 


Matagorda Cemetery
 


Company D List of Casualties

In the 6th Texas Regiment in the Battles of Missionary Ridge, near Ringgold, Ga., on the 27th November, 1863.

Company D, Captain James Selkirk commanding.

Killed: Wounded: Missing

Corporal John Zipprian
John Diminot
F. A. Warrens
Thos. B. Kimball
Sidney James

Sergeant Mahavier, slightly in face
E. Inglehart, slightly in leg
Henry Shafer, severely in hand and foot
John Eidebar [Eidlebach], severely in thigh
John Raiman [Ryman], severely in hip
C. Zipprian severely in arm
Geo. Lewis, severely in foot
C. Guthrie, severely in face
Morris Hines, slightly in leg
W. S. Stewart, slightly in arm
 

Thos. Nye, captured

 


Company D Casualties

Of the 6th and 15th Texas Regiments, at Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee.

November 29th:
Chas. F. Waldman, 1st sergeant D, killed by shell
C. Ludwig, private D, slight, in forehead

November 30th:
Rhoads Fisher, Captain, G, commanding regiment, captured
P. E. Pearson, 2d Lieutenant, D., acting assistant Inspector General, captured
A. Mahavier, sergeant, D, killed
Jas. Selkirk, Captain, D, slight in breast and hand, acting Major
J. Parson, corporal, D, slight in left arm
J. G. Wilkerson, private, D, slight in left hand
C. Zipprian, private, D, slight in abdomen
M. Hines, private, D., missing
J. M. Arrington, captain, D, killed
W. M. Dennis, private, D, severe in groin and left foot
J. W. Barnett, sergeant, D, missing
John Orlendorf, private, D, head, slight
R. Serrills, private, D, captured
J. Morrison, corporal, D, captured

M. O'Donohue, Sergeant. Major, 6th Texas Infantry

Galveston Daily News, March 4, 1865
 

 


Company D, 6th Texas Infantry

Unit Information
 


Company Muster-in Roll
Caption of Roll
Muster Roll of Captain E. A. Peareson's Company, in the Sixth Regiment of Texas Infantry

Volunteers commanded by Col. R. R. Garland, called into the service of the Confederate States in the Provisional Army, under the Provisions of the Act of Congress passed February, 1861, by Gen. Earl Van Dorn from the 4 day of Oct, 1861, (date of this Muster) for the term of Mar, unless sooner discharged.

Certificate of Mustering Officer.

I Certify, on Honor, That I have carefully examined the men whose names are borne on this Roll, their horses and equipments, and have accepted them into the service of the Confederate States for the term of ___

J. H. Dinkins - Mustering Officer
2 Lt. C. S. Fry?
Date: Fourth day of Oct. 1861
Station: Camp Hy. E. McCulloch
 


Formerly Cap. E. A. Peareson Co. 3 Regt. Texas Inf. - also known as 6 Regt.
Company Muster Roll for Oct. 4 to 31, 1861
Station of company: Camp Henry McCulloch
 


Company Muster Roll for Nov & Dec, 1861
Station: Camp H. McCulloch Texas
 


Company Muster Roll for Jan & Feb, 1862
Camp Esperanza, Saluria, Tex.
Record of Events
Left Camp Henry McCulloch near Victoria Texas on Feb. 6, 1862 in a Battalion consisting of A & D under command of Capt. A. H. Phillips, Jr. in accordance with Regtl order No 12 dated Feb 3, 1862 and reported to Maj. D. D. Shea at Camp Esperanza near Saluria, Texas on the 7 Feb 1862.
 


Company Muster Roll for Mar & Apr 1862
Station: Camp Henry McCulloch
 


Company Muster Roll for May & June, 1862
Station: Camp No. 25, Near Tyler, Smith County, Texas
 


Company Muster Roll for July & Aug, 1862
Station: Camp Holmes, Jefferson Co., Ark.
 


Company Muster Roll for Sept & Oct, 1862
Station: Camp at Arkansas Post, Jefferson Co., Ark.
 


Company Muster Roll for Nov & Dec, 1862
Station: Camp Arkansas Post, Ark.
 


Company Muster Roll for Dec 31, 1862 to Apr 30, 1863
Station: Richmond, Va.
 


Company Muster Roll for Dec 31, 1862 to June 30, 1863
Station: Tullahoma, Tenn.
 


Company Muster Roll for July & Aug, 1863
Station: Garrison, Tenn
There are a few men whose names are put down as present at the time of muster but were not paid for the reason that before the company were paid they were taken sick and were at the Hospital at time of payment. James Selkirk, Capt. Company D, 6 Texas, Inf.
 


Company Muster Roll for Sept & Oct, 1863
Station: Camp near Chattanooga, Tenn
 


Company Muster Roll for Nov & Dec, 1863
Station: Camp near Tunnel Hill, Ga.
Record of Events
Company D was engaged in the Battle of Missionary Ridge Nov 25, 1863. Killed: 15, Wounded: 12, Missing: 2. Total 19 the Missing in the recapitulation are marked absent without leave on the 27 Nov the Co was engaged in the battle of Ringold "Taylors Ridge" loss none. Jas. Selkirk Capt.
 


Company Muster Roll for Jan & Feb, 1864
Station: Camp near Dalton, Ga.
Record of Events
There are two privates marked absent without leave, these two have been missing since the Battle of Missionary Ridge Nov 25, 1863 and are reported to have been captured. Four are absent in the Trans Miss Dept. who have been taken up on this roll deducting one (who has died) this makes the present aggregate larger by three than the last one.
 


Company Muster Roll for March & April, 1864
Station: Camp near Dalton, Ga.
Record of Events
Two privates are marked absent without leave; they have been missing since battle of Miss Ridge Nov 25, 1863, and are supposed to have been captured. Three privates have been transferred to the C. S. Navy by S. O.  No. 99 and 10 from Army H. A. ___ dated 11 and 12 April 1864, and one private to the Brigade B and by S. O. No. 14 from Brigade Hd Qrs. March 12, 1864. One Corpl has died since last muster. This makes the aggregate five less than at last muster.
 


Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas
Publication Number: M323 - Record Group: 109 - Roll: 0308
 


 


Roll of Captain E. A. Peareson's Company "D"
of Colonel R. R. Garland's Regiment, Texas Volunteers
October 4, 1861

 


E. S. PEARESON’S COMPANY 6 REGIMENT TEXAS INFANTRY

This company subsequently became Company D., 6th Regiment Texas Infantry.


The 6th (also called 3d) Regiment Texas Infantry was formed of ten companies, A to K, which were mustered into the Confederate States service from September 27, 1861, two April 11, 1862. Most of the regiment surrendered at Arkansas Post, January 11, 1863, and was exchanged east of the Mississippi River where it was consolidated with similar remnants of the 10th Regiment Texas Infantry and the 15th Regiment Texas Cavalry about May, 1863. This consolidation was broken up and the 5th? Regiment Texas Infantry formed into a battalion of six companies which was united with a battalion of four companies formed of the 15th Regiment Texas Cavalry about March 5, 1864. Each company was mustered separately and under its original designation during the period covered by these consolidations. About April, 1865, this remnant of the regiment became Company A of the regiment which was formed by the consolidation of Granbury’s Texas Brigade and was paroled in Greensboro, N. C., About May 1, 1865.

That part of the regiment which was not captured at Arkansas Post, and some of the supernumerary officers, were found to have subsequently served in the 17th Consolidated Regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry and other organizations in the Trans-Mississippi Department.
 


# in the first column is for the 71 privates on the initial muster roll; All of the officers were on the original roll
Discharged column - DIS=Disability Discharge granted before company left Victoria    DES=Deserted before company left Victoria
Only 91 were actually in the war
 

#

NAME

RANK

DISCH
ARGED
BIRTH
PLACE

AGE

ENROLLED WHERE

SERVICE INFORMATION
 

E. A. Peareson

Capt

  SC

46

Matagorda

Returned to Matagorda due to health issues and served as Provost Marshal for Matagorda
 

James Selkirk

1st Lt

  NY

37

Matagorda

Captured at Arkansas Post, AR; Sent to Camp Chase, Columbus, OH; Displaced officer when 6th, 10th & 15th Regiments consolidated, returned to Matagorda and was dropped from Co. D.
 

Greenberry Stewart

2nd Lt

   

33

Matagorda

Survived the war, returned to Matagorda, died 1875, buried at Matagorda Cemetery
 

Philip E. Peareson

2nd Lt

  AL

20

Matagorda

Captured at Arkansas Post; Sent to Camp Chase, OH; Captured Franklin, TN; Sent to Johnson's Island; Signed Oath of Allegiance 27 Jun 1865
 

George S. Lewis

1st Sgt

  AL

25

Matagorda

Captured at Boyd's Station, Alabama; Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio
 

John Dale

2nd Sgt

  TX

26

Matagorda

Captured at Arkansas Post, AR; Sent to Ft. Delaware, DE;
 

William Gibson

3rd Sgt

  MS

22

Matagorda

Died in hospital Arkansas Post, AR
 

David Culver

4th Sgt

  NY

35

Matagorda

Captured at Arkansas Post, AR; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
 

John Shortridge

5th Sgt

DIS AL

28

Matagorda

Disability Discharge May 14, 1862
 

Richard Flood

1st Cpl

  IRE

32

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
 

John Raimond [Raymond]

2nd Cpl

  GER

34

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
 

William B. Wadsworth

3rd Cpl

  TX

19

Matagorda

Prisoner of war; Parole of Honor 8 Aug 1865
 

James Sterry

4th Cpl

  ME

32

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Recaptured and sent to Camp Douglas, IL
 

Fred Benard

Musician

  GER

22

Calhoun

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Deserted at City Point, VA; Took Oath of Allegiance to the US Government
 

William Holmes

Musician

  DEN

25

Matagorda

Discharged on account of Disability December 7, 1862 at Arkansas Post, Ark
 

Green Ballinger

Private

        Captured July 22, 1864 at the Battle of Atlanta; Died in hospital Aug. 26, 1864
2

Frank [Thomas] Bates

Private

DIS ENG

35

Matagorda

Sickness, received Surgeon's Certificate of Disability
3

William Baxter

Private

  ENG

23

Matagorda

Died as a prisoner & buried at Camp Butler, Illinois February 10, 1863
5

Lewis Benard [Benan]

Private

  GER

21

Calhoun

Disability discharge c August 1862
4

J. [I.] Benson

Private

  GER

32

Wharton

Died of pneumonia at hospital at Arkansas Post, Ark., Nov. 4, 1862
1

Charles Brandis

Private

DIS  

36

Calhoun

Disability discharge June 27?, 1862 at Camp No. 25 near Tyler
6

John Bridges

Private

  TX

18

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
 

John Brown

  DES       Deserted Nov. 14, 1861
9

Lewis Brown

Private

  TX

18

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Paroled at Victoria, Texas prior to August 8, 1865
10

William Brown

Private

  GER

23

Matagorda

Buried Matagorda Cemetery?
7

Arthur Bruce

Private

   

24

Matagorda

Survived the war, returned to Matagorda, died Oct. 11, 1921, buried Matagorda Cemetery
8

Wolford Bryant

Private

DIS ME

23

Calhoun

Disability discharge May 20, 1862 at Camp Henry McCulloch, Victoria
12

Arthur Cheesman

Private

  AL

18

Matagorda

Captured at Arkansas Post, Ark, prisoner at Camp Butler, Ill, died at Camp Butler, April 13, 1863
11

George Clouder

Private

  GER

21

Matagorda

Apparently died in 1865 per Register of Effects of Deceased Soldiers, place unknown
 

John Coveney

Private

  IRE

23

Victoria

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Signed Oath of Allegiance to US Govt.
13

Joseph Crill

Private

  IRE

18

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
20

Thomas Davis

Private

  NC

24

Matagorda

Died Camp Butler, Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, buried Camp Butler National Cemetery
14

John Demonet [Deminet]

Private

  LA

19

Calhoun

Killed in Battle Missionary Ridge Nov. 25, 1863
18

Sebastian Dietrich

Private

DIS FRA

35

Matagorda

Discharged on account of Disability at Gilmer, Upshur Co, this July 4, 1862
19

Alexander Dresse

Private

  GER

45

Calhoun

[There appears to be several discrepancies in record]

15

Augustus Duffy

Private

  GER

23

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
16

Adam Dunbar

Private

  ME

44

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
 

William Dunbar

Private

  TX

21

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Paroled c April 28, 1865 at Greensboro, NC; Received a pension $32252
17

Robert Dyson

Private

  LA

23

Matagorda

Died at Richmond Va. May 20, 1863; Buried Hollywood Cemetery, Soldiers Section, Unknown lot
21

Edward Edgar

Private

  IRE

18

Calhoun

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Paroled c April 28, 1865 at Greensboro, NC
22

John Eidlebach

Private

  GER

21

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Wounded at Missionary Ridge; Paroled c April 28, 1865 at Greensboro, NC; Survived the war, returned to Matagorda, died 1903, buried at Matagorda Cemetery
23

Martin Funk

Private

  GER

21

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Wounded at Missionary Ridge; Paroled c April 28, 1865 at Greensboro, NC; Survived the war, returned to Matagorda, died 1912, buried at Matagorda Cemetery
 

W. M. Golden

Pvt - Cpl

   

32

Victoria

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Paroled c April 28, 1865 at Greensboro, NC
24

Charles Guthrie

Private

  NC

21

Victoria

Died Camp Butler, Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, buried Camp Butler National Cemetery; discrepancies in record
29

Robert Hasbrook

Private

  NY

24

Matagorda

Disability Discharge
 

John Hill

Private

  FL

25

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Died at Petersburg Va April 25, 1863
26

Thomas Hill

Private

  FL

19

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Died Camp Butler, Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, buried Camp Butler National Cemetery
25

Morris Hines

Private

  GER

18

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Captured at Battle of Franklin, TN Nov. 30, 1864; Sent to Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL.
27

John F. Holt

Pv-2Lt

   

23

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Survived the war, returned to Matagorda, died 1921, buried at Matagorda Cemetery
28

Wheeler D. Hunt

Private

DIS GER

38

Matagorda

Disability Discharge 20 May 1862 at Camp Henry McCulloch
30

Edward Julius Inglehart

Private

  GER

26

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Survived the war, returned to Matagorda, died 1910, buried at Matagorda Cemetery
31

Sidney James

Private

  NY

26

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Killed at the Battle of Missionary Ridge Nov. 25, 1863
32

Henry Jones

Private

  KY

30

Calhoun

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
33

Fred Keller

Private

  GER

23

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
34

Thomas Kimball [Kimble]

Private

  NY

37

St. Mary's

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Killed in Battle of Missionary Ridge Nov. 25, 1863
35

Robert Kuykendall

Private

  TX

23

Matagorda Died Camp Butler, Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, buried Camp Butler National Cemetery
 

Thomas Kuykendall

Private

   

23

Matagorda

 
36

Samuel Lehman

Private

DIS GER

36

Victoria

Disability discharge June 4, 1862 at Eagle Lake, Colorado Co., TX
37

Conrad Ludwig

Private

  GER

21

Calhoun

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
 

Thomas D. McCue

Private   IRE     Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
38

Daniel McLeod

Private

  SCO

27

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
39

John Francis McNabb

Private

  PA

23

Matagorda

Survived the war, returned to Matagorda, died 1919, buried at Matagorda Cemetery
41

Antone Mahavier [Maihaiver]

Private

  GER

24

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
40

Jacob Myers

Private

DIS GER

24

Victoria

Disability discharged May 20, 1862 at Camp Henry E. McCulloch, Victoria, Texas
42

Herman Mylius

Private

DIS GER

23

Matagorda

Received Surgeon's Certificate of Disability
45

Joseph Nolte

Private

  GER

40

Matagorda

Survived the war, returned to Matagorda, died 1880, buried at Matagorda Cemetery
43

Thomas C. Nye

Private

  TX

18

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Exchanged; Captured at the Battle of Missionary Ridge; Sent to Rock Island; Signed Oath of Allegiance  June 22, 1865
44

William Nye

Private

  TX

20

Matagorda

Disability discharge November 16, 1862 at Arkansas Post, Arkansas
46

John Ohlendorff

Private

   

22

Calhoun

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Signed Oath of Allegiance  May 20, 1865
47

John Pairon

Private

  SWE

33

Calhoun

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Signed Amnesty Oath July 8, 1865
 

Lewis Peden

Private

  LA     Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
48

John Phillips

Private

  AFR

24

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Survived the war, returned to Matagorda, died 1926, buried at Matagorda Cemetery
49

Richard Plagge

Private

  NY

18

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
50

John Price

Private

  TX

18

Matagorda

Died Camp Butler, Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, buried Camp Butler National Cemetery
 

Barney Quedans

Private

  GER     Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Died in Atlanta Oct. 20, 1863
 

Lawrence Rierden

Private

  LA     DOW Jan. 20, 1863 received at Arkansas Post
51

Martin Rodgers

Private

  POR

22

Calhoun

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Took Oath of Allegiance
62

Geofrey Salziger [Salyger]

Private

   

26

Matagorda

Sick in hospital in Benton Ark c Aug, 1862
52

Harvey F. Savery

Private

  MO

42

Calhoun

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; In hospital at Petersburg, VA; furloughed May 1863 to go to Texas, probably to take Wiley P. Savery home
 

Wiley P. Savery

Private

   

12

Calhoun

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Discharged 7 May 1863 at RIchmond, VA because he was a minor and unfit for field service
 

John Schubert

Private

  GER 32   Deserted Nov 12, 1861
53

Wendelin Schuerburger [Swenberger]

Private

  GER

35

Calhoun

In hospital at Petersburg, VA; Captured at Battle of Missionary Ridge; Sent to Nashville, Louisville and then to Rock Island; Signed oath of allegiance and joined U S. Navy
55

Richard Oakford Serrill

Private

  PA

38

Matagorda

Captured at Arkansas Post, AR; Sent to Camp Butler, OH; Captured at Franklin, TN; Sent to Camp Douglas, IL; Survived the war, returned to Matagorda, died 1867, buried at Matagorda Cemetery
54

Henry Shafer

Private

  GER

18

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
61

W. G. Sheppard

Private

  MA?

30

Victoria

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
56

Francis Smith

Private

  GER

28

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Retired from service 20 Mar 1865 due to gun shot wound which disabled his left hand
63

Henry Smith

Private

  TX

19

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Died 17 Jan 1863 on board the Steamer John J. Roe enroute to Camp Butler, IL
 

John Smith

Private

  GER

32

  Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
 

Thomas Smith

Private

  PA     Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Took Oath of Allegiance to U S Govt.
 

Peter Soper

Private

        Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Transferred to C. S. Navy
58

Rudolphus D. Sterling

Private

  NY

28

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark and died in hospital there
57

William Henry Sterling

Private

DIS TX

24

Matagorda

Received disability discharge 10 Jun 1862; Returned to Matagorda, died 1921, buried at Matagorda Cemetery
59

John A. Stewart

Private

  TX

22

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Died 30 May 1863 in Petersburg, VA
 

Walter Scott Stewart

Private

  TX

20

  Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Paroled at Greensboro, NC 1865
60

Peter Stickles

Private

  GER

25

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Signed Oath of Allegiance; Liberated from Camp Butler, IL March, 1863
64

Samuel M. Van bramer

Private

  NY

52

Calhoun

Received disability discharge 17 Dec 1862
67

Charles Vogg

Private

  GER

27

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Died in hospital Cassville, GA 19 Mar 1864
65

Charles Waldmann

Private

  TX

18

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL
66

F. A. Watrous

Private

  AL

23

Travis

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Killed in Battle of Missionary Ridge 25 Nov 1863
 

John Gid Wilkinson

Private

  TX

15

  Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Paroled at Greensboro, NC 1865
68

William H. Woodward

Private

  TN

24

Jefferson

Died July/August 1862 near Tyler, TX
69

Erastus Yeamans

Private

  TX

24

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Recaptured West Point?, GA
71

Christian Zipprian

Private

  GER

18

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Wounded at Missionary Ridge 25 Nov 1863; Paroled at Greensboro, NC 1865; Survived the war, returned to Matagorda, died 1927, buried at Matagorda Cemetery
70

John Zipprian

Private

  GER

24

Matagorda

Captured Arkansas Post, Ark.; Sent to Camp Butler, IL; Killed in Battle of Missionary Ridge 25 Nov 1863

Texas State Archives, File No. 457-1.  Historic Matagorda County, Volume I, pp 659-660

 


Matagorda Coast Guard
22nd Brigade
May 27, 1861

 

OFFICERS
NAME RANK
E. A. Peareson Captain
James Selkirk 1st Lieut.
Greenberry Stewsrt 2nd Lieut.
P. E. Peareson 3rd Lieut.
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
William D. Barbour 1st Sgt.
George Lewis 2nd Sgt.
John Dale 3rd Sgt.
William Gibson 4th Sgt.
David Culver 1st Cpl.
Richard Flood 2nd Cpl.
John Raimond 3rd Cpl.
William Gibson 4th Cpl.

PRIVATES

William Austin - Drummer
James Cross - Fifer

Erastus Braman

Lewis Brown

William Brown

Arthur Bruce

James T. Chambers

Conrad Dietrich

S. Dietrich

Augustus Duffy

John Fifer

Charles Harrison, Jr.

Frank Holt

Robert Horton

Joyce Howell

Edward Inglehart

Fred Keller

Antoine Meyheifer [Mahavier]

Valdien Meyerheifer [Valentine Mahavier]

Joseph Nolte

Samuel Raymond

Perry Reed

William Scott

William Selkirk

Richard O. Serrill

Edward Stanley

Emile Stegar

William Sterling

James Sterry

John Stewart

Scott Stewart

Charles Vogg

Thomas Wadsworth

Charles Waldman

Erastus Yeamans

John Zipprian

 


Muster Rolls Caney Rifles
22nd Brigade
June 13, 1861

 

OFFICERS
NAME RANK
E. S. Rugeley Captain
G. J. Bowie 1st Lieut.
A. I. Rugeley 2nd Lieut.
W. F. Davis 3rd Lieut.
John Shortridge Orderly
A. W. Thompson 2nd Sgt.
W. H. Wiggins 3rd Sgt.
R. C. Files 4th Sgt.
J. D. Rugeley 1st Cpl.
John Duncan, Jr. 2nd Cpl.
A. C. Jones 3rd Cpl.
Galye Talbot 4th Cpl.

PRIVATES

John W. Brown
A. W. Carothers
G. M. Collinsworth, Jr.
Thomas Cooper
John L. Croom
G. K. Davis
Thomas Davis
Alex Forrestier
William A. Gibson
Jesse S. Gordon
John W. Gordon
J. W. Granger
D. Hardeman, Jr.
Dickenson Hardeman
Samuel W. Hardeman
James B. Hawkins
Willis A. Hawkins
A. R. Howell
Jesse Matthews
James T. Parks
C. Roberts
H. L. Rugeley
R. H. Rugeley
Benjamin Seaborn
J. R. Thompson
Thomas Thompson
R. G. Turner
William Turner
Terril Vincent
John Walnut
John W. Wiggins
Edward Wooten

 

 


Matagorda Coast Guard
July 11, 1861

 

OFFICERS
NAME RANK
E. A. Peareson Captain
James Selkirk 1st Lieut.
Green Stewart 2nd Lieut.
P. E. Peareson 3rd Lieut.
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
G. S. Lewis Orderly
John Dale 2nd Sgt.
William H. Gibson 3rd Sgt.
David Culver 4th Sgt.
A. W. Thompson 5th Sgt.
Richard Flood 1st Cpl.
John Rimond 2nd Cpl.
William Wadsworth 3rd Cpl.
Sam Raimond 4th Cpl.

PRIVATES

Frank Bates

Louis Braun [Brown]

William Brown

A. C. Bruce

J. B. Chambers

Arthur Cheesman

Henry Cookenboo [Cookenboo]

John Cyprian [Zipprian]

S. Detrich [Dietrich]

Aug Duffy

Robert Dyson

Martin Funk

C. Harrison

Calhoun Haws [Hawes]

Samuel Holmes

J. F. Holt

Robert Horton

J. Howell

John Ieidalbach [Eidlebach]

Edward Inglehart

C. F. Ives

E. Jambois

Sydney James

Fred K. Keller

A. Mahavier

H. Myleus

J. Nolte

Thomas Nye

John Phillips

Richard Plagge

James Seaborn

Francis Smith

R. Sterling

William Sterling

James Sterry

John Stewart

W. S. Stewart

S. Straus

_____ Tollifer

Charles Vogg

Thomas Wadsworth

Charles Waldmann

William Williams

William Wilson

E. Yeamans

 

 


Caney Mounted Rifles
22nd Brigade
July 28, 1861

 

OFFICERS
NAME RANK
E. S. Rugeley Captain
G. J. Bowie 1st Lieut.
A. I. Rugeley 2nd Lieut.
W. F. Davis 3rd Lieut.
W. H. Wiggins Orderly
Thomas Cooper 2nd Sgt.
G. M. Collinsworth, Jr. 3rd Sgt.
R. C. Files 4th Sgt.
J. I. B. Johnson 5th Sgt.
J. D. Rugeley 1st Cpl.
John Duncan, Jr. 2nd Cpl.
J. T. Parks 3rd Cpl.
Gayle Talbot 4th Cpl.
R. G. Turner Surgeon

PRIVATES

T. J. Barker
D. A. Bradshaw
Dr. J. W. Brown
R. J. Bruce
A. W. Carothers
Dr. R. H. Chinn
John L. Croom
G. K. Davis
Thomas Davis
C. H. Evans

A. Forrestier

William Gibson

D. D. Hardeman

D. Hardeman, Jr.

Samuel W. Hardeman

T. J. Harris

J. B. Hawkins

W. A. Hawkins

George Hearst

James F. Herman

A. R. Howell

L. A. Hunt

Thomas Hunt
A. C. Johnson
J. P. Johnson
A. C. Jones
George Jones

John H. Jones, Jr.

Jesse Matthews

John Murphy

James S. Pery

C. C. W. Roberts

Elijah Roberts
Dr. H. L. Rugeley
R. H. Rugeley

Benjamin Seaborn
Dr. J. R. Thompson
Dr. Thomas Thompson
William Turner

Terrell Vincent

John Walnut

J. W. Wiggins

Edward Wooten

T. Wooten

 


Tres Palacios Coast Guard
July 29, 1861

 

OFFICERS
NAME RANK
John Moore Captain
D. M. Wheeler 1st Lieut.
H. S. O'Neal 2nd Lieut.
Robert Parton [Partain] 3rd Lieut.
Geo. A. Sims 1st Sgt.
Wm B. McSparran 2nd Sgt.
John Elliott, Jr. 3rd Sgt.
S. Reid 4th Sgt.
Wm Baxter 5th Sgt.
Robert O'Neal 1st Cpl.
H. K. Gibbs 2nd Cpl.
G. M. Wright 3rd Cpl.
A. G. May 4th Cpl.

PRIVATES

William Elliott, Sr.
J. F. Garnett

W. M. Golden

William B. Grimes

A. B. Gyle

Morris Hines

John Holconn

Noland [Nolan] Keller

Thomas Kuykendall

Benjamin Lunn

Alexander Morris

J. E. Pierce

Aaron Pybus

John Pybus

Joseph Pybus

L. T. Reid

G. Salziger

Jacob Salziger

John Smith

John B. Smith

Henry Shaver

E. J. Wheeler

 


 


Enrollment List of 22nd Reserve Company of Matagorda County
Commissioned August 21, 1861

 

OFFICERS
NAME RANK
George Burkhart Captain
William D. Barbour 1st Lieut.
Matthew Talbot 2nd Lieut.
Gustavus Dreyling 2nd Lieut.
William Prissick Orderly
J. J. Harrison 2nd Sgt.
Moraud Schmerber 3rd Sgt.
Ferdinand Shultz 4th Sgt.
Joseph Walker 5th Sgt.
Conrad Frantz [Franz] 1st Cpl.
John M. Barbour 2nd Cpl.
Norman Savage 3rd Cpl.
C. Gotschalk 4th Cpl.

PRIVATES

Valentine Mahavier
Joseph Petruchia [Petrucha]
Baltez Raemon [Ryman]
F. Seardon [Seerden]
William Vonwig [Vonweg]
A. J. Miller
Henry Michalev
James Hutchins
John W. Hill
J. T. Hill
Peter Johnson
Fletcher Layton
Jacob Hastrick
John Nolta [Nolte]
Andrew Eidecbaugh [Eidlebach]
Joseph Bower
Joseph Forrestier
Harmon Chrider
Henry Thorp
Galen Hodges
Alex C. Burkhart
William B. Burkhart
William Baxter
Abner Reeves
Conrad Deitrich [Dietrich]
John Steger
Jacob Clouder [Clauder]
Christian Cyprian [Zipprian]
Pat McCarthy
Thomas Harrison
William Holbert
Joseph Birch
Morris Fale
George Storich
William Russell
Samuel W. Fisher
Texas State Archives, File No. 123-1 and No. 123-2  Historic Matagorda County Volume I, p 659

 

 


San Bernard Mounted Rifles
 

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
NAME RANK
J. C. McNeil Captain
Frank Rugeley 1st Lieut.
F. Winston 2nd Lieut.
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
H. W. Chinn 1st Sgt.
W. Bates 2nd Sgt.
J. P. Reese 3rd Sgt.
R. P. Sweeny 4th Sgt.
H. A. Perry 1st Cpl.
Irvin Rugeley 2nd Cpl.
M. Huntington 3rd Cpl.
S. J. Bates 4th Cpl.
C. R. Cox - Judge Advocate and Treasurer

PRIVATES

Ed Arrington

R. Ballowe

J. L. Bates

W. C. Blair

Arthur Bruce

C. D. Bruce

W. W. Cannon

G. E. Crosby

T. M. Crosby

C. B. Glover
D. G_____

J. V. Hinkle
S. W. Hinkle

J. Howell

H. J_____

W. R. Jackson

G. P. McGinnis

W. T. McNeil

W. C. Millican

W. C. Norris

J. Nuchols

C. K. Reese

A. Rugeley

J. Rugeley

Robert Rugeley

J. T. Sargent
J. Smithy

J. D. Stratton

F. Sweeny

J. S. Sweeny

W. L. Sweeny

R. C. W_____

C. H. Williams

M. Winston

R. Winston

C. Wooley

R. Wooley

W. Wooley

 

 


Muster Roll of the Tres Palacios Coast Guard
21st Reserve Company
Commissioned August 21, 1861

 

OFFICERS
NAME RANK
John Moore Captain
D. M. Wheeler 1st Lieut.
H. S. O'Neal 2nd Lieut.
Robert Parton [Partain] 3rd Lieut.
George A. Sims 1st Sgt.
William B. McSparran 2nd Sgt.
John Elliott, Jr. 3rd Sgt.
S. Reid 4th Sgt.
William Baxter 5th Sgt.
Robert ONeal 1st Cpl.
H. K. Gibbs 2nd Cpl.
G. M. Wright 3rd Cpl.
A. G. May 4th Cpl.

PRIVATES

Jacob Salziger
Nolan Keller
Benj. Lunn
E. H. Wheeler
John Holcome
G. Salziger
Aaron Pybus
Alexander Morris
John B. Smith
J. E. Pierce
W. M. Golden
A. B. Gyle
Thomas Kuykendall
Morris Hines
J. F. Garnet
L. T. Reid
John Smith
Joseph Pybus
Wm. Elliotte
J. Ellliotte-Sen.
John Pybus
Henry Shaver
Wm B. Grimes
The above Company is named the Trespalacios Coast Guard. To be a reserve Infantry Company, Class No. 2, Head Quarters Demings Bridge P O Matagorda County, Said Office is P O of the Officers of this Company.

Texas State Archives, File No. 123-1 and No. 123-2  Historic Matagorda County Volume I, p 659


 

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