"Tribute to Civil War Veterans"

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society


Civil War Veterans Miscellaneous Page

We would like to share with researchers our "Tribute to Civil War Veterans" who lived out their lives in Van Zandt County or were connected to the county in any way. This part of the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society website will be devoted to miscellaneous articles and items of interest regarding Civil War Veterans. If you would like to share an old news article, documents, family histories or manuscripts, contact Sibyl Creasey. We will be happy to add it to the collection.


Eli H. Whitten

Date of Birth: 24 Jul 1846 Place Kemper County Mississippi.

Date of Death: 30 Mar 1916 Place Van Zandt County Texas

Burial Creagleville Cemetery: Van Zandt County Texas

Service in the Civil War. Serviced with 43 rd Mississippi Infantry co. K. Private and 1st Mississippi Co I

Cully's co The Kemper Blue

Military Service: 43rd Mississippi Infanty Co. K "Kemper Fencible" with his brother John C. Whtten.

Note the following obituary:

From Canton Herald, April 7, 1916

Fruitvale April 2: E.H. Whitten, postmaster of this place for eighteen years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Hawkins, Thursday night after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was an ex-confederate soldier and a pioneer in Texas, moving from Kemper County, Mississippi to Freestone Co. in 1868, settling near Cotton Gin, about five miles northwest of the present town of Teague. The deceased is survived by a son L. L. Whitten, and a daughter Mrs. J.F. Hawkins, three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Crews of Navarro and Mrs.J.M. Day of Teague. The body was buried Friday by the side of his wife who died five years ago. Out of respect to the deceased all business houses were closed all day Friday and the public school was dismissed.

Submitted by:

Bobby Sharp

Scottsdale AZ


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