Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 216 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
de Camp; Paul Conrad, Colonel and Aid-deCamp,
Louisiana; R. B. Coleman, Colonel
and Aid-de-Camp, Indian Territory; R. E.
Burke, Judge Advocate General; A. T. Watts,
Brigadier-General and Aid-de-Camp and Associate
Judge Advocate General; Dr. A. P.
Smith, Chaplain General. It has done great
good for the old ex-Confederates and their
families in the way of charities.' It was the
prime factor in establishing the ex-Confederate
Home at Austin, Texas.
Under an order of General W. L. Cabell,
of Dallas, calling for the ex-Confederates of
the State of Texas, and in fact of all those in
the trans-Mississippi territory, to come together
and organize into camps, and all join
each other in Dallas in April, 1892, so as to
attend in a body the great reunion of all the
camps of the ex-Confederacy at New Orleans,
Louisiana, April 8, 1892, there was gathered
in Dallas an assemblage of old soldiers. An
ex-Confederate was a wonder to the citizens
of Dallas, and more especially to the generation
reared up since the war in which these
ex-Confederates fought. To see the old
soldiers, some with one arm. some with one
leg, some with scarred faces, effects from
fights upon the battlefield, and some with no
effects visible, all proudly and happily meeting
and embracing each other on the streets
of the city, was a sight never to be forgotten
by those who were present. It is one event
in the history of this city that should never
It was estimated that from 20,000 to 30,000
people, including the ex-Confederates
and their friends, assembled here on that
occasion,-some from the Indian Territory,
some from Kansas, and some from Arkansas.
The railroads were taxed to their utmost
capacity to accommodate the tremendous
crowds; but under the efficient management
of the executive committee, composed of Dr.
S. D. Thruston, chairman, S. P. Mender, W.
H. Gaston, Pat Waltman, W. H. Graber and
W. L. Thompson, who had every courtesy
extended by the railroad companies reaching
to New Orleans, transportation was effected.
The following is the list of members of
the Sterling Price Camp, the present residence
of each member, rank, company and
regiment in which he served in time of the
war, as far as could be secured from the
enrollment books in the secretary's office,
copied in full as the books show. The omissions
made were because the books fail to
give the names:
MEMBERSHIP OF STERLING PRICE CAMP.
NAMES. RESIDENCE. RANx. CO. AWD REG.
W. H. Brewson ...
J. O. Lewis.......
J. C. Gorham.....Austin. Capt.
E. Trapp .........
W. F. 3M. Cannon..
Samuel P. Mendez. Dallas. Sergt. F, 12 Va.
A. M. Elmore...
Joseph Head .....
J. H. Sharpe......
W. K. White......
R. W. Pittman ....Dallas.
J. B. Wade ........Dallas. Private. A, 14 Tenn.
D. L. Stewart.....Dallas. Capt. A, 57 N. C.
W. L. Cabell.... Dallas. Brig. Gen., Armies of
Tenn. and Mo.
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/216/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.