DEMENT, LURELL T. (1842 ~ 1917). Lurell Dement, Confederate veteran, was born in Alabama in February of 1842 and moved to Texas in 1852. He moved to Luling in Caldwell County in 1858 and lived here until he joined the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Dement joined Waul's Texas Legion Company F as part of the cavalry on July 10, 1862. After joining, Waul's Legion was deployed into service in Arkansas and Louisiana. Waul's Legion eventually took part in the Battle at Vicksburg where it was captured. Waul's Legion was paroled in July 1863 and most of the men returned to Houston where it was reorganized. At this point of the war, Waul's Legion served up and down the Texas Coast, primarily in the Galveston area.
After the war, Dement married and had two daughters, Winifred Montgomery and Belle Harris. Dement lived in Caldwell County after the war as a farmer until he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on July 6, 1916. Dement requested a discharge from the Home on June 12, 1917 and died on July 16, 1917 at the age of 75. He was buried at the Texas State Cemetery shortly after.
Information taken from Confederate Home Roster records, Confederate Military History records, Dement's Confederate Pension Application, Compiled Military Service Records, Texas in the War: 1861-1865 and Texas State Cemetery file materials.