ELLIOTT, HENRY CLAY (1843-1923) H.C. Elliott was born in Louisiana in 1843. Not much is known about his early life until he moved to Ganado, Texas in 1856. He then joined the Confederacy in the 1st Texas Cavalry Regiment in November of 1861.
The 1st Cavalry were active in the protection of Texas from invading forces. They started with capturing hundreds of federal troops under the command of Lt. Col. Isaac Van Duzer Reeve at San Lucas Springs on May 9, 1861. The 1st Cavalry also participated in protection from Indian attacks, and other skirmishes such as Caney Bayou, the Red River Campaign and Pleasant Hill. Elliott served until the surrender of the Confederacy even though he lost his right arm to a gun shot wound.
After the war, Elliott returned to Jackson County where he resumed farming until he was admitted to the Confederate Home on December 31, 1921. Elliott lived here until his death on August 5, 1923.
Information Taken From: The Compiled Military Service Record, Confederate Pension Application, Confederate Home Roster, Death Certificate, and 1st Texas Cavalry Regiment at http://www.bauer.uh.edu/~parks/tex/crg001a.html