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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
Adjutant of Col. (afterwards United State Senator)
S. B. Maxey's Regiment, his promotion being
due to gallant and meritorious service. He served
through the Mississippi campaign and the hundred
days fighting of the Georgia campaign, when Johnston
and Hood were falling sullenly back toward the
sea, contesting at every step the irresistible advance
of Sherman's army. Among other battles, he participated
in those at Shiloh, Chickamaugua, Nashville,
and Altoona Mountain. He was wounded severely at
Shiloh, left on the field, captured, and, as soon as he
was sufficiently recovered, sent to Johnson's Island,
where he remained three months, until exchanged,
after which he immediately rejoined his command.
He was also severely wounded at Cartersville, Ga.,
but escaped capture. After the sun of the Confederacy
had set to rise no more, he returned to his
home in Texas and engaged in farming for two or
three years, and then commenced the study of law
under his old regimental commander, Gen. Maxey,
at Paris, and in 1870 secured admission to the bar
and entered upon the practice of his profession at
Sulphur Springs, to which place he removed. After
six years, during which time he met with a liberal
measure of success, he retired from the bar to
engage in the private banking business at Sulphur'
Springs, in which he continued until 1885, when
he was appointed by President Cleveland Collector
of Internal Revenue for the Fourth District
of Texas, which position he held until
October, 1889, when the Republicans again assumed
control of the Government and the Republican
President appointed his successor on purely partisan
grounds. Since that time, Col. Henderson has
been engaged in the real estate and insurance
business. Col. Henderson has been an active
worker in the organization of the U. C. V. of the
State. In 1894 his friends placed his name before
the people as a candidate for the Democratic nomination
for State Comptroller of Public Accounts
and he went into the convention with a following
that seemed to insure his nomination on the first or
second ballot. They claim that his failing to
secure the nomination was due to political chicanery
and to no want of strength upon his and no
want of loyalty upon their part. He served two
terms as a member of the State Democratic Executive
Committee and was for ten years Chairman
of the Democratic Executive Committee of the
Fourth Congressional District. He has always been
a constant and earnest Democrat and has been
looked to as a leader in his section in every contest
that has occurred for many years past both
there and in the State at large. He is a " Sound
Money " Democrat, and this year (1896) a member
of the State " Sound Money" Executive Committee.
December 9th, 1873, he was married to Miss
Virginia C., daughter of Dr. H. H. Beck, of Sulphur
Springs. They have five children, viz: Murray
Maxey, aged twenty-one years; Mary Agnes,
aged eighteen years; Robert Beck, aged fifteen
years; Thomas Louis, aged twelve years, and
Ralph Maurice, aged ten years.
Col. Henderson is a member of the Masonic
fraternity and has been a Knight Templar since
REV. H. C. HOWARD,
Rev. Horatio C. Howard, the learned and much
beloved Episcopal minister at Columbus, was born
at Bristol, England, October 22, 1823. In 1827,
his parents, John and Matilda I. Howard, moved to
America with their family and established themselves
in Philadelphia, Pa.
The subject of this notice has resided in Columbus
since 1879, and has been thrice married: to
Miss Jane F. Cox, in 1844; to Miss Margaret O.
Allen (daughter of the late Rev. Thomas G. Alien,
of Philadelphia), in 1858, and to Miss Sue S. Stafford
(daughter of Robert and Martha Stafford, of
Waynesville, Ga.), January 19, 1881, and has
three children, born of his first and second marriages:
Alfred R., treasurer and secretary of the
International and Great Northern Railroad; T. G.
Alien, and Margaret M. Howard. Mr. Howard
has been for many years a member of the Masonic
fraternity, in which he has attained the 32 . He is
an earnest and devout Christian pastor, and is
beloved by his flock and a wide circle of friends
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