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Confederate Veterans Buried at Cedarvale Cemetery
Bay City, Texas



Narcissa A. Garnett & John F. Garnett
Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby

O. J. Howard, Sr.

Another Confederate Gone.

Mr. O. J. Howard, Sr., aged 71 years died at his home in this city yesterday morning at 6:30 o’clock and was buried in the Cedarvale cemetery this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.

Deceased was a Confederate veteran and a member of the E. S. Rugeley Camp U. C. V. He served through the war, a member of Co. K., 21st regiment, Texas volunteers.

Mr. Howard was born in Carroll county Georgia, and moved to Texas at an early date. He raised a large family the most of whom were with him at his death. His illness has been of several months duration and his life had been despaired of for some time.

Funeral services were held at the deceased’s home and the burial service was held under the auspices of the Confederate Veteran camp of which he as a member.

Matagorda County Tribune, April 7, 1911

Death of Mr. O. J. Howard

Bay City, Texas.

They are passing away, whereas, the all wise Creator has seen fit to take from our midst the highly esteemed  and beloved brother and comrade, Mr. O. J. Howard, who was well known in all Southwest Texas. We the members of Camp E. S. Rugeley, U. C. V., of Bay City, Texas, extend our most sincere and heart-felt sympathy to the surviving members of the deceased. Mr. Howard was a member of company K, twenty-first Volunteer Regiment Cavalry, served throughout the Civil War and was loved by his entire company and regiment. He was born in Carroll County, Georgia. He moved to Texas at an early date and led a useful life. He raised an interesting family of which most of them were present at his death.

We. the members of Camp Rugeley desire a copy of these resolutions sent to each of the surviving members of the family and published in the Bay City Tribune.

Whereas, he was a good, true and brave soldier, we honored him; as he was a good, square, upright citizen, we admired him; and as a kind husband and indulgent father, devoted Christian, we loved him.

Corresponding Sec.

Matagorda County Tribune, Friday, April 14, 1911

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Benjamin Hobbs Hubbard

Benjamin Hobbs Hubbard was born in 1849 and died November 18, 1926. He married a widow of The War Between the States, Nancy Shuttlesworth Hagler. After her death, he married her sister, Sarah B. Shuttlesworth. His third marriage was to Eliza Hollin. He fathered six children.

Benjamin joined Company B, 44th Alabama Infantry, Army of the Confederate States of America, on October 10, 1864. He was only fifteen years of age. He served with his unit until the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, where he was present. In 1903 Benjamin received the Southern Cross of Honor. An iron cross was placed by his grave in Cedarvale Cemetery.

E. S. Rugeley Chapter 542 Archives



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