James H. Bolles

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J. H. Bolles
Born in Ala. 1848
Apr. 1916
Blalock's Co.
Tyler Tex. Reserve, Corps.
Full Name: James H. Bolles
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:J  Number:39
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1848 
Died: April 15, 1916 
Burial Date: April 16, 1916 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Alabama 
Occupation: Carpenter 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1858 
Residence: Port Lavaca, Texas 
Admitted To Home: April 10, 1916 
Religion: Christian 
Regiment: Blalock's 

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.

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