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George J. Shelton writes from Windsor, Mo.: "I belonged to Company G, 6th Texas
Cavalry, L. S. Ross's regiment. I was wounded at Thompson Station, Tenn., in March,
1863, and taken from there to Columbia, where Mrs. James K. Polk and Mrs. Pillow
cared for me while in the hospital. I was next taken to Pulaski, Tenn., and there, as
in Columbia, fell in the hands of some of the best women God ever put on earth, of
whom I can remember Miss Etta Pankey, Misses Sallie and Maggie Riddle, Miss
Mollie Keelin, and Miss Molly Ezell. If any of them or their descendants should see
this, I would be gratified to hear from them. After my discharge from Quitman
Hospital, in Mississippi, I was on my way back to my old command when I met the
soldiers returning home. God grant that I may never feel again as I did at that time!"
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HERBERT TEMPLE NASH.
Herbert T. Nash, familiarly known as "Jerry" Nash, was born in San Augustine,
Tex., in 1840. He moved to Kaufman County and settled near the town of Kaufman at
an early day. He lived with his father until the war commenced, when he joined the
Confederate army, and was fourth corporal in Company A 6th Texas Cavalry
Regiment. On September 10, 1861, the regiment joined McCulloch's army at
Carthage, Mo. Their first fight was with the Indians at Opothlohola and the next at
Elkhorn. The regiment was then dismounted and transferred to the Army of
Tennessee at Corinth, and was in the Farmington, Iuka, and Corinth battles. It was
then remounted and Jerry Nash was sent to Texas to get the horses for his company,
which he did. Following this the command continued fighting in front of Grant, and
was next in the raid that went to his rear and captured his army supplies, forcing
him to fall back to Memphis.
After the fights at Davis's Mills and Middleburg, the command was ordered to
Middle Tennessee, where it fought at Thompson's Station and about Franklin. It was
sent back to Mississippi near Vicksburg. It fought at Raymond, Miss., and did much
skirmishing in that section pending the siege of Vicksburg, and from there engaged
Sherman from Vicksburg to Meridian and back to Vicksburg, and was in a fight at
Yazoo City. The command was then transferred to North Alabama, joined Johnston's
army at Rome, Ga., and was in the fighting from there to Jonesboro on the Johnston-
Sherman campaign in Georgia. Afterwards it was in Hood's campaign, fighting at
Murfreesboro, Franklin, and on the retreat was in a continual fight from Nashville to
Florence, Ala. It was then sent back to the vicinity of Vicksburg, where the command
Comrade Nash at that time was second sergeant of his company. He was frequently
detailed with the scouts and many times was in close places. He was always at his
post, yet, strange to say, he was never wounded. When the troops were surrendering,
a group of four, composed of Jerry Nash, Jack Phillips, Joe Hardin, and John West,
determined to surrender; and believing that the war would continue west of the
Mississippi River, they ran the gauntlet, crossed the Mississippi (then flooded) in a
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