1ST TEX VOL. INF. REGT.

COMPANY M - SUMTER LIGHT INFANTRY

 

Company was organized in Trinity County, Texas, and was mustered into the Confederate service at Sumter, Texas, May 5, 1862.

Key (1) Original member of Company. (2) Paroled at Appomattox. K (Killed), W (Wounded), POW (Prisoner of War) AWOL (Absent Without Leave)

ORIGINAL OFFICERS

(1) BALLENGER, HOWARD Capt. - W. and POW, Antietam (Sept.17, 1862): Exchanged: Disabled and returned home: Resgnd., Apr., 1864.

(1) SANFORD, WM. T. iLt. - W., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862): Died of wound.

(1) CECIL, Dr. WM. 2Lt. - Prom., iLt., Sept.17, 1862: W. & POW, Knoxville, Tenn., (Nov., 1863): Died, Nov.27, 1863.

(1) McMINN, JOS. C. 3Lt. - Prom., 2Lt., Sept.17, 1862: Resgnd., Jan. 18, 1862, for disability.

ORIGINAL NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS

(1) McCLAIN, W. Z. ("Zeb") lSgt. - Leave granted, Jan., 1863: AWOL, May, 1863.

(1) ROACH, S.D. ("Shady") 2Sgt. - K., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862).

(1) MOORE, WM. W. 3Sgt. - AWOL, May, 1863: Reduced to Pvt., Summer, 1863: Asgnd. to office of Adj. Gen., Trans-Miss., Sept. 12, 1863.

(1) MARTIN, WM. T. 4Sgt. - Dischgd., Sept. 20, 1862, "through a mistake."

(1) BROWNLEE, E. PRESLEY SSgt. - Died, Mar.23, 1863 of smallpox.

(1)(2) PEARY (or PEAVY), THOS. W. lCpl. - Hospitalized, Fall, 1862: Prom., lSgt., Winter, 1865: Paroled, Appomattox (Apr. 12, 1865).

(1) WEST, A. JACK 2Cpl. - Sick from July, 1862 to Feb., 1863: Thought to have died.

(1) BENNETT, R. 0. 3Cpl. - W., Antietam (Sept. 17, 1862): W., Gettysburg (July 2, 1863).

(1) DAY, JAS. 4Cpl. - Reduced to Pvt.: W., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862).

OTHER OFFICERS

BLACKSHEAR, WM. N. 3Lt. - Orig. Pvt. in Co.: Prom., 4Sgt., Oct. 1, 1862: Elect., 3Lt., Feb. 9, 1863: W., Wilderness (May 6, 1864).

TOWNES, WM. J. 3Lt. - Orig. Pvt. in Co.: W., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862): Elect., 3Lt., Oct., 1862: Appt. 2Lt., Feb. 4, 1863: Dischgd. as being "deaf", May 26, 1863.

WAGNON, CECIL 0. 3Lt. - Transfd. into Co. M as a Pvt. from Co. I, Feb. 18, 1863: Prom., 4Sgt.: Elect., 3Lt., May 30, 1863: W. & POW, Wilderness (May 6, 1864): Paroled, Ft. Delaware, June 6, 1865.

WAGNON, GEO. H. 3Lt. - Orig. Pvt. in Co.: Elect., 3Lt., May 5, 1862: Died of measles in Miss., June 25, 1862.

MUSICIAN

(1)(2) WATSON, SAM S. - Drummer: Hospitalized several times with rheumatism & anemia: Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

PRIVATES

(1) ADAMS, A. JACK - K., Chickamauga (Sept.18, 1863). 85 -

(1) BARLEY, JOE ("Kit") - Sick in hosp., May-Dec., 1862: Died of asthma, Dec.18, 1862.

(1) BASS, JAS. - W. & POW, Antietam (Sept.17, 1862): Exchanged: Paroled, Natchitoches, La., June 6, 1865.

(1) BELLAMY, JOHN F. - Jnd. Regt., Oct.19, 1862: W., Chickamauga (Sept.19, 1863): AWOL, Nov., 1863.

(1) BENNETT, RICHARD 0. - Eni., May 5, 1862: W., Antietam (Sept. 17, 1862): POW, Gettysburg (July 3, 1863): Confined at Point Lookout, Md.: Exchanged, Mar.17, 1865.

(1) BLACKSHEAR, JOHN H. - Dischgd., Sept. 16, 1862, chronic diarrhea.

(1) BLACKSHEAR, WM. N. - See list of "Other Officers" above.

(1) BOON, JOSHUA - K., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862).

(1) BOWERS, GEO. B. - Hospitalized with pneumonia, Jan. & Feb., 1863: AWOL, Mar., 1863.

(1) BOWMAN, T. J. - K., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862).

(1) BROWN, ALLEN W. - Dischgd. for disability, Sept.20, 1862.

(1) BROWNLEE, A. L. - Dischgd. for disability (ulcers), Feb.24, 1863.

(1) BURKE, BENJ. - Sick at Jackson, Miss., Summer & Fall, 1862: AWOL, Jan., 1863.

(1) BURKE, F. MARION - Sick most of 1862 in Va. & Miss. hospitals: Hospitalized for hepatitis, July, 1863: AWOL, Apr., 1864.

(1)(2) CAPPS, BOLEWARE J. - POW, Middletown, Md., Sept.15, 1862: Confined at Ft. Delaware: Exchanged: Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

(1) CARLTON, JOHN R. - W., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862): Prom., lCpl.: POW, Knoxville, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 1863): Deserted: Enlisted in U.S. Navy at Rock Island (Ill.) Barracks, Jan.25, 1864.

(1) CHAMBERS, W. - Sick, Summer, 1862: AWOL, Mar., 1863: Is reported to have deserted.

(1) DAVIS, ARCH Y. - Died of disease, Sept. 7, 1862.

(1) DELANEY, JAS. - Died of asthma, Sept.13, 1862, Richmond, Va.

(1) DIAL, EPHRAIM - Sick, Fall & Winter, 1862-63: W., Summer, 1863: Paroled, Greensboro, No. Car., May 5, 1865.

(1)(2) DOMINY, SEBURN - Present for duty during entire war: Paroled, Appomattox 12 April , 1865

DUNHAM, M. A. - See roster, "Regmtl. Hdqtrs., 1st Tex. Inf." (served in both Co. B & Co. M).

(1) DUNLAP, CROCKETT - W., Gettysburg (July 2, 1863): W., Chickamauga (Sept.19, 1863): Leg amputated: Dischgd. for disability.

(1) EAVES, E. B. - W., Antietam (Sept. 17, 1862): K., Ft. Gilmer near Richmond, Sept.21, 1864.

(2) ENFINGER, W. F. - Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865): No other record.

(1) EVANS, J. T. - W., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862): Dischgd. for disability: Returned to Tex. and jnd. Philpot's Co. on the Tex. Frontier.

(1) EVANS, W. C. ("Button") - Prom., 2Sgt.: Prom., lSgt.: W., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862): K., Petersburg (Bermuda Hundred) by shell fire, June, 1864.

(1) FORSYTHE, WM. E. - W., Chickamauga (Sept. 19, 1863): W., Wilderness (May 6, 1864).

(1) GOODSON, WM. J. - W., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862): Hospitalized numerous times during war: Paroled, Lynchburg, Va., Apr.14, 1865.

(1) GRIMES, W. - Present for duty, May, 1862-Feb., 1864: No other record.

(1)(2) HAMILTON, D. H. - Prom., sSgt., Fall, 1864: Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

(1) HARRELL, JOHN B. - Died, May 7, 1863 at Petersburg, Va.

(1)(2) HAMILTON, DAVID H. - Hospitalized, Spring, 1863: Prom., 2Sgt., all, 1864: Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

(1) HAWTHORNE, JAS. - Spent most of 1862 in hosp. with rheumatism: AWOL, Spring, 186,3.

(1)(2) HAWTHORNE, TURNER E. - Resgnd., July 10, 1862: Re-enl. in Co., Oct. 5, 1862: Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

(1) HENDERSON, JOHN T. - Died at Richmond of typhoid fever, Sept. 27, 1862.

(1) HENDERSON, THOS. - Died at Richmond of chronic diarrhea, Sept. 8, 1862.

(1) HILL, ANDREW W. - W., Gettysburg (July 2, 1863): POW, near Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 3, 1863: Confined at Rock Island, Ill.: Paroled, June 20, 1865.

HINES, JOS. - Died of disease, Aug.30, 1861.

(1) HUGHES, W. W. - Dischgd. by Medical Board, Dec. 2, 1862, for tuberculosis.

(1) HUTTO, GEO. F. - Died of pneumonia at Richmond, Dec.25, 1862.

(1) HUTTO, REASON W. - Deserted in E. Tenn., Dec., 1863: Took Fed. oath, Jan. 2, 1864.

(1) IVY, ELIJAH H. - W., Wilderness (May 6, 1864): POW, Farmvi lIe, Va., Apr. 6, 1865: Paroled, Newport News, Va., July 3, 1865.

JERNIGAN, W. A. - Sick most of 1862: AWOL, Aug., 1863. JOHNSON, GEO. - Dischgd. for disability, July 20, 1862.

JOHNSON, THOS. - EnI., June 5, 1862 at Corinth, Tex.: POW, near Spotsylvania CH., May 20, 1864: Imprisoned at Pt. Lookout, Md. Exchanged, Mar.14, 1865.

(1) JOHNSON, WM. D. - Dischgd. for disability, Sept., 1862.

(1) JONES, JAS. A. - POW, Sept. 12, 1862 near Frederick, Md.: Exchanged, Nov.10, 1862: W., Wilderness (May 6, 1864): Right arm amputated: Dischgd. from service, Mar.13, 1865.

(1) JONES, JOHN W. - W., Wilderness (May 6, 1864): Died of wound.

(1) JONES, WARREN - Died of disease, Jan.24, 1863. KERR, JAS. 0. M. - Died, Aug.23, 1862.

(1) KERR, W. ZED. - Sick, Summer, 1862: AWOL, Oct., 1862.

(1) LANCASTER, JOHN - W., Antietam (Sept. 17, 1862): Died of wound.

(1) LOCKE, J. - Prom., 2Cpl., June, 1863: W., Chaffin's Farm (Sept.29, 1864).

(1) LONGENO (or LONGINO), B. W. - Died in Richmond of pneumonia, Oct.11, 1862.

(1) LONGENO (or LONGINO), J. B. - Dischgd. for disability (asthma), Oct.23, 1862.-

(1) LOVETT, ISAIAH D. W. (in both arms & chest), Darbytown Rd. (Oct. 7, 1864): POW, Richmond, Apr. 3, 1865. I

(1)(2) LUNDY, GEO. B. Prom., 4Cpl.: Prom., 4Sgt., June 1, 1863: W., Chickamauga (Sept. 19, 1863): Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

LUNDY, H. NEWTON Died of disease at Camp Lee, Va., July 5, 1862.

(1) LUNDY, J. E. - "Left sick on the march to Maryland" (Sept., 1862): No other information.

MARTIN, JAS. - Prom., Cpl.: Prom~, SSgt., June 1, 1863: K., Wilderness (May 6, 1864).

(1) McBRIDE, OLIVER - W., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862): K., Wilderness (May 6, 1864).

(1) McCLAIN, RUFUS R. EnI., May 5, 1862: Dischgd., Oct. 6, 1862 for chronic hepatitis.

(1) McCLAIN, W. H. - Eni. at 17: Dischgd., Sept., 1862 for disability (bronchitis, chronic diarrhea & measles).

(1) McCLENDON, L. M. Sick in hosp. from May, 1862 to Sept., 1863: W., Williamsburg Rd. (Oct.27, 1864).

(1) McENTIRE, F. M. Dischgd. for disability (ulcerated leg), Dec.26, 1862.

(1) McMINN, E. - Died, Sept. 1, 1862 of remittent fever.

(1) McMINN, H. - Dischgd. for disability (asthma), Oct.21, 1862.

(1) MORGAN, GREEN ("Mutt") - W., Chickamauga (Sept.19, 1863): K., Wilderness (May 6, 1864).

(1) MORROW, DANIEL M. - W., Chickamatiga (Sept.19, 1863).

(1) MOTES, HIRAM - Died of disease in Va., June 12, 1862.

(1) MOTES, J. M. - W., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862): K., Petersburg, June 22, 1864.

(1) MURRAY, THOS. - Sick, Winter, 1862-63: AWOL, Apr., 1863.

(1) NEWMAN, M. HARVEY - Died of disease, Oct.14, 1862.

(1) OGLESBY, G. W. - K., Chickamauga (Sept.19, 1863).

(1) PARKER, JAKE - W., Wilderness (May 6, 1864).

(1) PERRY, ROBT. W. - Died of pneumonia, Jan. 7, 1863: Personal effects - 1 bundle of clothes & 1 pocketbook with $8.00 in notes.

(1) PINSON, HARVEY H. - Left sick on march to Md., Sept., 1862: POW, at Williamsport, Md., Sept. 16, 1862: Exchanged: W., Chickamauga (Sept.20, 1863).

(1) PONDER, JEFF - AWOL, Nov., 1862: Rejnd. Co.: Lost fingers of one hand in accident: Dischgd. for disability.

(1) POPE, E. - W., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862): W., Chickamauga (Sept.19, 1863).

(1) RATCLIFF, JOE - K., Chickamauga (Sept.19, 1863).

(1) REDDEN, HARMON - EnI., May 5, 1862: Broke arm, Mar.12, 1863: AWOL, Spring, 1863.

(1) REDDEN, WILLIS T. - K., 2nd Manassas (Aug.30, 1862).

(1) RIGSBY, A. D. - Died of disease, May 7, 1863.

(1)(2) ROACH, WM. A. - Prom., 2Sgt., May 15, 1863: W., Chickamauga (Sept. 19, 1863): W., Wilderness (May 6, 1864): Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

(1) ROGERS, WM. ROM - Died in Va. of asthma, July 3, 1863.

(1) SANDERS, W. R. - Died "of old age f53jj" in Richmond, Apr.28, 1863.

(1) SHAMBURGER, SAM - Died of disease in Richmond, Apr. 4, 1863.

(1) SKINNER, JESSE - Died of disease at Winchester, Va., Oct.20, 1862.

(1)(2) SLATER, FRANK M. - Prom., lCpl., May, 1863: Prom., 3Sgt., July, 1863: W., Chickamauga (Sept.19, 1863): Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

(1) STANLEY, J. A. - Died near Culpeper, Va., Nov.10, 1862.

(1) STEVENS, JOHN D. - K., Chickamauga (Sept.19, 1863).

(1) STEWART, H. CHAS. - W. "and left on battlefield", Antietam (Sept. 17, 1862): Probably died, not reported on Fed. POW lists.

(1) STEWART, JOHN R. ("Muley") - W., Chickamauga (Sept.20, 1863).

(1) STORY, JAS. W. - K., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862).

(1) STROTHER, RICHARD ("Buck") - W., Gettysburg (July 2, 1863): POW, Darbytown Rd. (Oct. 7, 1864).

(1) STROTHER, WM. M. - Sick most of 1863 with rheumatism: Deserted, Spring, 1864.

(1)(2) STUBBLEFIELD, SAM - W., Chickamauga (Sept.19, 1863): Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

(1) STUBBLEFIELD, T. J. - Dischgd. for "general disability", Sept.19, 1862.

(1) SWEAT, J. H. Died of typhoid fever in Richmond, Mar.30, 1863.

(1) SYLVESTER, WM. - Prom., lCpl., Mar., 1864: POW, Spotsylvania, May 19, 1864: Paroled, Elmira, N. Y., June 14, 1865.

(1) THOMPSON, A. - Sick most of 1862: Dischgd., May 7, 1863 for disability.

(1) TOWNES, WM. J. - See list of "Other Officers" above.

(1)(2) TULLOUS, WILLOUGHBY B. - W., Gettysburg (July 2, 1863): Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

TURNER, WADE H. - Sick most of 1862: K., Wilderness (May 6, 1864).

VICK, WM. A. - Died of disease at Camp Lee, Va., Aug. 3, 1862.

WAGNON, GEO. H. - See list of "Other Officers" above.

WALLACE (or WALLIS), GEO. M. - Died of disease, Aug. 2, 1862.

(1) WALTER, A. - W., Antietam (Sept. 17, 1862): Prom., Cpl., June 1, 1863: W., White Oak Swamp (Aug.16, 1864).

(1) WHEELINGTON, N. A. - Sick most of 1862: Reported AWOL, Dec., 1862: Dropped from rolls, Aug., 1863.

(1)(2) WHITE, JAS. A. - W., Chickamauga (Sept. 19, 1863): Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

(1)(2) WHITE, W. THOS. - Prom., 4Sgt.: Resgud. as 4Sgt., July 18, 1862: W., Chickamauga (Sept.19, 1863): Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

(1)(2) WILSON, JOHN - In & out of hosps. most of 1862 & 1863: Paroled, Appomattox (Apr.12, 1865).

(1) WISBY, V. J. - K., Antietam (Sept.17, 1862).

(1) WRIGHT, J. E. - AWOL since enlisting, May, 1862: Reported killed in Tex., Aug., 1862.