HEIDEMAN, WILLIAM(1841~1924). William Heideman was born in Germany in 1841. He and his family came to Texas in 1847.
He enlisted in Company B, 1st Regiment Texas Artillery on May 30, 1862 at Galveston, Texas. This regiment was also known as Cook's Regiment Texas Heavy Artillery. This regiment was assigned to guard the upper Texas coast from Sabine Pass to Velasco, however, Galveston was the top priority. Also, this regiment played an important role in the Confederate forces retaking Galveston in January 1863. Private Heideman was paroled July 5, 1865 after General E. K. Smith, Commander, Trans-Mississippi Department surrendered.
Following the War, Heideman worked as a carpenter in the Galveston area. He was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on December 8, 1919. William Heideman died on July 15, 1924 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery on July 16, 1924.
Information taken from Compiled Military Service Record; Confederate Pension Application, 01562 Galveston County; Confederate Home Roster; Death Certificate; and "Texas in the War: 1861-1865 edited by Harold B. Simpson."