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James W and Elijah Thomas Wilson, 6th Texas Infantry
Posted by: ed antonette (ID *****6996) Date: April 20, 2003 at 04:19:20
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James W (my gggrand uncle) is listed on the 1860 census with his Father, William and Mary, and his brothers and sisters, except for Elijah. James and Elijah mustered into the 6th Texas infantry September 27, 1861. James was mortally wounded, had his left leg and right arm amputated at the Battle of Franklin, TN. He probably died from those wounds and is buried as an unknown at McGavock Cemetery in Franklin.
Elijah (my gggrandfather) is on the 1870 census with Wife Rutha(Ruth A). She is listed from Tennessee. He is not on the 1860 census for Lavaca County. Elijah was a tanner after the War. He was shot in the mouth and lost most of his teeth and part of his jaw near War Trace, TN; shot in the toe at Missionary Ridge near Chatanooga, and shot in the shoulder and lost part of his shoulder at The Battle of Pickett's Mill in nothern Georgia.

I have not been able to find a date and place of Ruth and Elijah marriage. Can you help me find that info??

Ruth may be Native American.

Any help would be appreciated

Ed Antonette


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