CABELL, WILLIAM H. (1844 ~ 1925). William H. Cabell, Confederate veteran, was born in Virginia in 1844. On March 12, 1862, he enlisted in the Confederate Army in Amherst County.
Cabell was mustered into service as a private in Company E of the 2nd Regiment of the Virginia Cavalry. Originally, he only enlisted for three years, but re-enlisted on March 1, 1864. The 2nd Cavalry saw action at First Manassas, in Jackson's Valley Campaign, and at Groveton Heights, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Shepherdstown. After the Bristoe and Mine Run campaigns, it was involved at The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, and Cold Harbor. It fought in the Shenandoah Valley and later in and around Petersburg and Appomattox.
In 1879, Cabell immigrated to Texas and eventually settled in Hico, Hamilton County, where he was as a farmer. He later moved to Palacios, Matagorda County.
On October 17, 1922, Cabell moved to Austin to live in the Confederate Men's Home. His wife, Mary Jane, remained in Palacios. He died at the Home on May 10, 1925, and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Biographgical information taken from Compiled Military Service Record, Soldier's Application for a Pension # 35384, and Confederate Home Roster. unit information taken from The National Parks Service Web site at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/template.cfm?unitcode=CVA0002RC&unitname=2nd%20Regiment%2C%20Virginia%20Cavalry.