BOLLES, JAMES H. (1848~1916) James H. Bolles, Confederate veteran, was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1848. His family immigrated to Texas in 1858.
Bolles joined Company C of Blalock's Regiment of the Tyler Reserve Corps in January of 1864 and served until the War's end. No records of "Blalock's Regiment" exist, but it is likely they served as guards at Camp Ford. Camp Ford was the largest Confederate prison west of the Mississippi and was located a few miles outside of Tyler. In Bolles application for a Confederate pension, he says he enlisted at Marshall, Harrison County, Texas.
After the War, Bolles worked as a carpenter in Port Lavaca. He moved to Austin to live in the Confederate Men's Home on April 10, 1916. He most likely moved after his wife's death.
After living only 5 days in the Home, Bolles died on April 15, 1916, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the next day.
He had a son, Charles, who lived in Fort Worth.
Information taken from Confederate Home Roster and other Texas State Cemetery file materials.