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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
Capt. James Garrity, president of the First
National Bank of Corsicana, and one of the most
highly honored citizens of that thriving little city
and section of the State, is a native of Ireland,
born in Dublin, April 3d, 1842.
His earlier years were passed in Covington, Ky.,
and New Orleans, and in the schools of the latter
city he received such educational advantages as
could be had up to the age of thirteen from which
time circumstances compelled his leaving school in
order to earn a living. At the first call for volunteers
he entered the Confederate army, enlisting
May 4th, 1861, in a local company of cadets, which
soon after became part of the Fifth Louisiana
Regiment which operated with the Army of Northern
Virginia. He entered the company as a private,
and through meritorious and gallant service rose
to the captaincy, and served with it in that capacity
in the various engagements fought by the Army of
Northern Virginia from the beginning until the end
of the war between the States. He was three times
at Sharpsburg, Malvern Hill and
Fishersville -but his injuries were not such as to
keep him out of active service for any considerable
length of time.
At the close of the war he returned to New Orleans
and for a year was employed as a clerk by Sibley,
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas / by John Henry Brown., book, ; Austin, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/378/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .