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Hopkins County, TX | Hopkins County CSA Obituaries

Last modified: 7 APR 2013

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These are mentions of Confederate service gleaned from the Hopkins County Obituaries.

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Frederick Seybert Posey served under Captain Dan Martin, Company I, 18th Regiment Alabama Infantry. Photo courtesy of TSS

Zac W. Bailey entered the confederate army under Captain House, the 14th Texas Cavalry, Ector’s Brigade in 1862. He was with Bragg in Kentucky, was with the army in the Georgia campaign and at Nashville under Hood. As a soldier he acted well his part, never faltering amid the hail of iron and lead. At the end of struggle he surrendered May 1865, at Meridian, Mississippi, returning home.

Captain Joseph Barclay was in command of Company L of the Whitfield Legion, in Gen. Ross' brigade, was a commander of scouts and one of Gen Ross' officers. The members of Matt Ashieroft Camp, United Confederate Veterans, of which Capt. Barclay was a member, attended the funeral.

W. W. Bell though a native of New England, when his adopted State called her Sons into the field as Soldiers in defense of her rights and those of her sister states of the South, this brother became a volunteer soldier.

Jessie T. Bennett was a brave Confederate Soldier.

Newton Blalock served in the Confederate Army for four years under R. E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, being a member of the ninth Louisiana Regiment. He was in the first battle of Manassas Junction and Gettysburg together with other battles in Virginia; was a prisoner at Point Lookout for six months and guarded by negro soldiers who showed the prisoners no mercy. While in prison he made mud with his feet, of which he made bricks which he sold at one dollar per hundred to buy bread to preserve life. He came out of the prison with the first five hundred men who were paroled or exchanged.

Captian Merit Branum served when to be a private in the ranks during the civil war was a mark of the strongest manhood.

John C. Buford was during the civil war a member of his father's company, W. R. Buford of Ochiltree Regt., Texas Volunteers.

Henry N. Campbell was an ex-confederate soldier.

Richard Carpenter enlisted in the Confederate Army in the army of Virginia.

Festus O. Connor enlisted in Maxeys Regiment of Texas Infantry where he distinguished himself as one of the coolest and bravest soldiers of that famous regiment. He was made color-bearer, a post of greatest danger. At Nashville his flag was twice shot into and more than forty bullets penetrated the folds of the flag. Still the heroic bearer kept it waving defiantly amidst the smoke of battle, the screams of shot and shell, and the groans of the dying, and when night closed the bloody scene, his flag, though torn and shattered, was not dishonored. He carried with him to his grave the scars of war.

Captain Joel A. Crain served in the Confederate Army during the whole of the civil war. He was appointed by Gen. Cabell as Captain of the 7th Texas Cavalry, which place he held during the entire war. He was actively engaged in a number of the most important battles: Elkhorn, Shiloh, Corinth, and Murfreesboro.

W. H. Crane was a Confederate veteran, having served through the civil war with the Joe Wheeler Company.

John R. Ferguson entered the Confederate Army as Captain of Co. E, 18th Texas Infantry, April 1, 1862. At the battle of Burbo, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Jenkin's Ferry, and other battles he won by his cool and daring courage the commendation of his superior officers, and the love and admiration of his men, for whom he was ever solicitous and looked after with the tenderest care.

Major B. D. Foscue was brave and patriotic, passing through the entire period of the late Civil War, receiving a very severe wound from which he never entirely recovered.

Henry Gillis was a soldier in the Confederate Army.

M. R. Granberry enlisted in the Confederate Army, serving the entire conflict under the immediate command of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

M. M. Green fought valiantly for the Confederate Army for four long years.

Lawrence W. Hall entered the Confederate Army and served through the war near Little Rock.

George A. Hinnant served 4 years in the Confederate States Army.

Joslin Hopkins served as Captain in the Confederate States Army, 9th Texas Infantry. Was severely wounded at the battle of Murfreesboro.

John H. King served in the 9th Texas Infantry under the Confederate flag throughout the war, losing an arm in one of the battles around Vicksburg. By profession he was a lawyer and a number of years ago was county attorney of Titus

W. P. Leach served under Sul. Ross in the Confederate Army, serving four years.

Dr. Walter Lewis gave four years of arduous service to the Confederate cause.

Bartholomew W. Lindley was a Confederate veteran.

John W. Lindley was a Confederate soldier and saw much active fighting in the war between the States.

Jeff Mabry was Hopkins County's only black Confederate veteran. He died 7 JUN 1929 at the reputed age of 110.

Robert Marshall was an old Confederate .

J. J. McGarity joined the ranks of the Confederate Army soon after coming into this state and did valiant service for the Southland during that bloody struggle.

M. G. Miller served in the Confederate Army and followed the fortunes of the intrepid Sul Ross.

Rev. D. Jarrett Moore was a Confederate soldier, having done valiant service for his country during the great war that tired mens souls.

John L. Odom was an ex-Confederate soldier.

John W. Pate joined the Confederate army in 1862 and was an honored member of the camp at this place.

James W. Pluckett joined the Confederate Army in 1862, Pvt in Co. A, 23rd Texas, Trans-Mississippi Division.

Frederick Seyburt Posey joined Captain Dan Martin, Co. I, Col. Henleys 18th Regiment.

D. P. Shugart volunteered in Co. A., 10th Confederate.

W. G. Veal was a captain of Co. G, 12th Texas brigade under W.H. Parsons. He was wounded in the leg at Cheneville, La., and wounded in the arm at Cotton Plant, Ark. He had been president of Parson's brigade ever since the war.

Luther Waggoner served in the Confederate Army.

B. J. Wallace was an old Confederate.

Will Waller was a Confederate soldier.

Hugh Wilkison was an old Confederate.

William A. Wortham volunteered in Crump's Battalion in 1861, of Confederate Cavalry, and was elected Lieutenant in one of its three Companies. This command and Weaver's Battalion were later on consolidated and merged into the 10th Texas Cavalry, with James A. Weaver, Colonel and Wm. Wortham, Lieutenant of this command. Afterwards he was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the 24th Texas Cavalry, in which service he continued until the close of the war. He was in many hard fought battles, Richmond, Ky., Elkhorn, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Miss., Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, and Yellow Bayou. He was a soldier of the Cross, a grand and devoted Christian, and did what few soldiers ever did; that is, held services continually in camp at his tent and led many wayward souls to the true light.