Donald Chester Stith

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D. C. Stith
Col. of Cav.
Full Name: Donald Chester Stith
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:Q  Number:9
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: July 21, 1829 
Died: March 18, 1920 
Burial Date: March 18, 1920 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Smyrna, Asia Minor 
Occupation: Teacher 
Marital Status: Single 
Came To Texas: 1877 
Residence: Johnson Co., Texas 
Admitted To Home: June 18, 1894 
Religion: Episcopalian 
Company: Gen. S. D. Lee's Staff 
Remarks: Buried in State Cemetery 4 o'c p.m. March 18th 1920 

STITH, DONALD CHESTER (1829 ~ 1920). Donald Chester Stith, Confederate veteran, was born in present day Smyrna, Turkey (then a part of the Ottoman Empire) on July 21, 1829, to American parents.

Upon his return to the United States, he graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1850, and was in the United States Army until the outbreak of the Civil War. During the War, Stith served as a colonel on the staff of Lt. General Stephen D. Lee of northern Virginia in an artillery brigade.

Upon moving to Texas in 1877, he settled in Johnson County where he was a teacher and an Episcopalian. On June 18, 1894, he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, Travis County, Texas. The Medical Board released him from the Home on May 15, 1895, but he was readmitted on November 5, 1896. Stith died March 18, 1920, at the age of 91, and was buried that same day in the Texas State Cemetery.

Information taken from the Confederate Home Roster and obituary from the Austin American, March 19, 1920.

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