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HISTORY OF TEXAS 623
at Gaines' Mill. He followed Lee on bothhis
raids into Maryland, fought at Gettysburg,
and was sent with Longstreet to re-enforce
Bragg at Chattanooga. [Ie was in the
battle of Chickamauga, and, on the niglit of
October 28, 1863, was captured by the One
Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Regimnent,
(all Dutch), in Raccoon valley near
Lookout mountain. Ile was sent to Camp
Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana, but escaped
from prison on the day that Lincoln was
elected President the second time. He walked
to Owensl)oro, Kentucky, where lie joined
Major Walker Taylor's command and reinained
with the Kentucky cavalry until the
'h break up" and was paroled by General
Mr. Giles then returned to his home in
Texas, and, in the spring of 1866, drove some
cattle to Kansas, which he shipped from there
to Chicago. He remained in Kansas and
Missouri two years and on his return to Texas
went to farming and was soon afterward appointed
Deputy Sheriff of Travis county. In
1873, he removed to Austin, and was elected
Sergeant-at-Arms of the Fourteenth Legislature.
He next served as Public Weigher
for two years, after which he received an appointment
to a position in the Comptroller's
Office, under Stephen Darden. He then
served eight years in the General Land office,
under Commissioner W. C. Walsh, his old
Mr. Giles was married in 1873 to Miss
Lulu Barnhart, a native of Travis county and
a daughter of Joseph and M. E. (Smith)
Barnhart, natives of Pennsylvania. Her
father came to Texas in 1835, and settled in
Austin, where he built the first log house.
He soon traded this for an ox team and cart,
with which to leave the country to escape the
Indians. The family are of German descent.
The inaternal grandfather of Mrs. Giles, John
W. Smith, was one of the signers of the Declaration
of Texas Independence, and wa3 the
last man to leave tlhe Alamo for re-enforcements
before it fell. Mr. and Mrs. Giles
have two childrell, Val C. and Annie B. 11. Mrs.
Giles possesses an unusual amount of executive
ability. She took charge of the Confederate
Ilome enterprise when there was l)ut
$67.50 to its credit, and succeeded in raising
$15,000 in various ways for its erection and
support. As a result of her untiring efforts
it has become a comfortable home for the old
disabled Confederate soldiers, and is now the
property of the State. She is one of nine wlho
constitute the Texas Board of Directors of
the World's Fair. She is a member of the
MIethodist Episcopal Church, South.
In his political relations, Mr. Giles is a
W\ A\ ASH1INGTON HINE, an enterprising
and successful farmer residing
near Davilla, Milam county, is a native
of Painesville, Ohio, and was born October
15, 1850. His father, Homer H. Hine,
was also born in Ohio in 1823 and still resides
there, being a large and successful
farmer. Homer Hine, the father of Homer
H. and grandfather of Washington Hine, was
one of the early settlers of the Buckeye State
moving there early in this century from Connecticut,
which was his place of birth. He
was a lawyer by profession and served several
terms in the Ohio Legislature. He was of
Irish extraction and his wife, whose maiden
name was Skinner, was of English descer.t.
The mother of Washington Hine, Julietta
Rue before marriage, was a daughter of Jonathan
and Cynthia Rue, and was born in Kentucky,
December 25, 1824. She is still liv
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